Old PhotographsWindsor

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.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Related posts
DemolitionLost WindsorOld Photographs

Joseph L. Reaume House - 1924

going, going, gone...Old Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

New Simpson-Sears Store - 1970

Buildings of WindsorDemolitionOld Photographs

Dieppe Park Demolitions - 1954

DemolitionLost WindsorOld Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

Marcon Home Demolition - Russell Street - 1978

Recent Comments:

  • JM on 841 Ouellette – Final Days: “Thank you for this timely story. I must say that the 1976 photo displayed characteristics of the better days. Renovations…May 6, 13:53
  • Robert on Joseph L. Reaume House – 1924: “If I recall, it had a red tile roof which was eye-catching against the white walls. Always a favourite of…Apr 26, 17:55
  • Jim Kennedy on Joseph L. Reaume House – 1924: “Thank you for that post, and all your others. You are doing a great service capturing lost Windsor! This Reaume…Apr 25, 09:00
  • Dave Bensette on Yawkey Farms: “Thanks for the interesting read. I grew up at Matchette and Chappus in the 1970’s. Some of that stuff sounds…Apr 16, 17:10
  • D Ouellette on Yawkey Farms: “I grew up on Broadway between 18 Hwy and Matchette Road. The transport company on the corner of Broadway and…Mar 29, 13:33

4 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *