Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

33 Wyandotte Street East - 1948

We looked at the Syrian Coffee Shop back in April, today’s photo is from the same series. This one is dated February 29, 1948, the caption on the back simply reads: 33 Wyandotte Windsor – Gambling The series is an interesting snapshot in time of the…
Demolitiongoing, going, gone...Windsor

2540 McDougall - Death Fences

I took these photos last Wednesday, so they are a week old, and it’s possible that the building is already gone. It’s not an architectural treasure, but this warehouse still tells part of the story of this part of town. McDougall between Eugenie and Gilles is in my opinion one of the most threatened parts of the city. It’s part of the story of Windsor’s and its…
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Whelpton & Drouillard - 1945

Happy Friday everyone, and Happy Long Weekend! This was the post that was planned for last Friday, but got cancelled due to unplanned downtime. So we’ll try again today. Today’s old photo is dated, September 12, 1945, the caption on the back reads: Ford Plant #…

C.S. Wind Plant Expansion

View Larger Map C.S. Wind, as reported, purchased this building from Valiant Tool, as their new manufacturing location. The building located on Anchor Drive against the expressway between Lauzon & Banwell, has seen the Valiant signs come down and C.S. Wind ones go up in the last few weeks, but the real story is taking place to the rear. View Larger Map The property stretches all the way back…
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1989 Ontario Street

This 1925 built Tudor Revival, listed on the heritage inventroy but not designated, sold last summer. It’s one I’ve always been fond, of, but it’s usually overshadowed by it’s neighbour to the east, the Low-Martin House. The new owners slapped a giant…