Old PhotographsWindsor

Francois Baby House – 1956

Happy Friday everyone! Time again for another look back at Windsor through some old photos…

Today’s photo was snapped August 10, 1956.

The Baby house must have been freshly renovated, as there is no lawn, no shutters on the windows and the door is exposed to the elements.

Contrast the picture above with this postcard from a year or two later.


View Larger Map

Here’s the same view today, the house is boxed in by the Cleary and the other riverfront Hotels.

I wonder when and why the chimney’s disappeared? It kind of looks dumb without them, compared to the photos from the 1950’s…

The Baby House is just one of the 24 sites that will be featured on Doors Open this year, Sunday, September 26. They have said that they will be giving tours through their vaults, and a chance to see some artifacts that rarely make it to display due to a severe lack of space. Mark it on your calendar!

Have a good weekend, see you back here Monday.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Related posts
RenderingsWindsor

Colonial Tool

Buildings of WindsorLost WindsorWindsor

The First Elmwood Casino

Buildings of WindsorLost WindsorWindsor

Bronson's Tavern

Buildings of WindsorSchoolsWindsor

St Angela School - 816 Ellis St E

Recent Comments:

  • Michael G on St Angela School – 816 Ellis St E: “My God, what an abomination that addition St. Angela School is, particularly given the classical lines and beautiful brickwork of…Aug 5, 17:43
  • Phylmarie Fess / Manidoonaateshing-ikwe (Ojibwe Language name) on Downtown Windsor – 1900: “I have a photo to give you online.Jul 28, 13:58
  • Chris Sherwin on Prince Edward Hotel – 1971: “Patrick Maguire was building commissioner for the City of Windsor in 1960. There is a picture of him here: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1090&context=swoda-windsor-regionJul 21, 20:00
  • Jim on 1501 Tecumseh Rd E: “Yes. The Loblaws had moved next door/expanded to the Franco’s space by 1965. There’s a pic at https://windsorite.ca/2013/02/retro-windsor-blizzard-of-february-1965/Jun 10, 13:05
  • Andrew on St Theresa – 1991 Norman Rd: “Thanks Matthew. I’ll have to see what I can find on the first one.Jun 8, 08:01

16 Comments

Comments are closed.