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Victoria Memorial Park

Happy long weekend everyone! July is fading fast, and the dog days of August will be here before you know it… Today’s photo is one I’ve had for at least a year. I’d been meaning to get out to the cemetery and grab a modern equivalent, but it just never happened… From the back of this photo dated March 23, 1932: White marble memorial erected in Victoria Memorial…
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Cadillac Motel - 1964

An old postcard view, this one postmarked October 5, 1964. From the back: “CADILLAC MOTEL” 2498 DOUGALL, WINDSOR, ONTARIO on Hwy. 401 & 3B Across from Dorwin Shopping Centre *MEMBER OTCA AAA OAA *SUPERIOR COURTS *DINERS’ CLUB *AMERICAN EXPRESS *CARTE…
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2557 Howard Avenue

I’ve long liked this building on Howard just north of Eugenie. Over the years, it been home to numerous car lots, etc. But I’ve always had a soft spot for it as a good example of Mid-Century architecture. I recently came across the ad above, showing it was…
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Tunnel Opening Dedication - 1930

Happy Friday once again everyone. Today’s photo has a date on the back of Nov. 4, 1930, although it was taken on November 1, 1930. The caption reads: Crowd at the Windsor end of the new Detroit-Windsor tunnel when tunnel was dedicated. Tunnel entrance is at right in photo. Speakers stand in foreground. A detail shot of the crowd of people gathered. A couple of long lost houses along Park…
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Walkerville High School

From the Border Cites Star, June 23, 1921: Sketch of the design accepted by the Walkerville School Board for the new high school to be erected at a cost of $450,000. It was prepared by Boyd (sic) and Thomson of Windsor. The new building will be located on Huron street…
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Ontario Tourist Bureau

Here’s an old postcard view of the former Tourist Bureau location in Downtown Windsor. It was on the same site as the current Tourist Office on Goyeau at City Hall Square. The caption on the back of the card reads: PROVINCE OF ONTARIO TOURIST BUREAU welcomes visitors…
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Jesuit Missionaries Cross

Happy Friday everyone, tough to believe it’s the halfway point of July already… Today’s photo dates to September 19, 1927, and the caption on the back reads: Sandwich, Ontario Site where first settlers landed Interestingly the cross is still there, but the date was corrected somewhere along the way… As you can see here in the 1927 photo, the outside ring reads: The…
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The Spirit Of Windsor - Engine 5588

Sorry for the delay in getting today’s post up… Today we take a look at The Spirit of Windsor, the old CN Steam Engine kind of tucked away in the corner of a parking lot along the Waterfront. This massive behemoth, is a throwback to the days when the riverfront…
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Recent Losses

Happy Monday everyone. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. Today’s post is thanks to Google Street View and a couple of recently lost buildings in Windsor. The Whiski Jack Bar, was the victim of arson last week. So this old handsome brick building from…