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West End Windsor – 1930

Another Friday, and another old photo… This one like the one form the other week was shot on July 12, 1930.

Today’s shot is looking west from the air, and shows, just how slow the westside of Windsor was to grow. This area of town, was full of property speculators, who expected to become rich once the bridge was opened, sadly, no one saw the great depression coming… At least the land was put into service after WWII when the returning vets needed places to live.

The photograph has really captured a moment in time. This shot shows the Ambassador Bridge plaza, with the current University of Windsor Campus. At the top of the photo, under the “ropolis” in the watermark is J.L. Forster

The recently demolished Prince of Wales school on Wyandotte St. West.

This shot shows Wilson Park. Adie Knox arena is now located on the front half of the property on Wyandotte Street West.

A country road? Nope, you’re looking at the intersection of Tecumseh Road West and Huron Church. What a difference 80 years makes…

Hard to zoom in on, but this is the Ojibway/Brighton Beach area.

Have a good weekend everyone, enjoy Red Bull, and see you back here Monday.

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