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Pere Marquette Engine 801 - 1919

A neat old photo postcard of Engine 801. One the backside of the card is a ton of info about the engine. It was built in 1904 by the Kingston Locomotive Company, it was construction number 401, and was originally owned by the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway. That was Hiram Walker’s railroad that ran throughout Essex County. The photo was taken at Walkerville, May 21, 1919 at the station…
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St. Anthony Of Padua

Today we scoot down to the corner of Parent and Shepherd, to St. Anthony of Pauda Hungarian Catholic Church. The cornerstone of the church dates to 1931, and features, Latin, English and Hungarian. Sadly this piece of Windsor’s ethnic past, isn’t long for this…
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Windsor Waterfront - 1939

Up today is a panoramic photo of the Windsor Waterfront, from 1939. At the left is the old Station, to the right are the tracks… Here’s a close up of the old CN station… As always there are always some interesting details in these old photos….
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Crawford Roundhouse Demolition

A big thank you goes out to Ian Deck, a regular reader and commenter on this site, for passing along these photos and allowing me to post them. He took these photos the evening of June 15, 2010, as demolition started on the remains of Crawford Yard roundhouse. Sad to see more of Windsor’s rail history disappear…. Photo from the John Stefani Collection Above is a picture of the…
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The Commodore Supper Club

A recent addition to the collection… This postcard is one I hadn’t seen before… From the back of the card: COMMODORE SUPPER CLUB 25 Chatham St., East Downtown Windsor, Canada Tel. CL 3-0427 Famous for Steaks, Chops & Sea Food Featuring Dancing and Top…
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Downtown Windsor - 1987

Up today is another old press photo, this one newer and the first one in colour. This shot taken Jan. 3, 1987 is looking north towards Detroit. A nice view of the old Epps Facade… The Bank at Ouellette and University was still open, and sporting the Bank of Commerce…
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Men Who Designed Windsor - John R. Boyde

John Boyde, 1929, from the Border Cities Star, during his time in partnership with J.C. Pennington. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ From the Windsor Star – June 20, 1955 PROMINENT ARCHITECT, JOHN R. BOYDE DIES A prominent Windsor architect, John R. Boyde, 156 McEwen, died at his residence Sunday after a short illness. Mr.
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Downtown From Above - 1982

Another Friday, another old Press Photo… again today from the archives of the Detroit News, shot by staff photographer “Porter” July 20, 1982, a nice aerial photo of the two downtowns of Windsor and Detroit. Interesting to note the area visible in this…