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Riverside Drive – 1915

Happy Friday everyone. Another week down, but sadly three more weeks still until the next long weekend… Up today is an old photo taken along what was then Sandwich Street looking east. Taken in 1915, this was shortly after the onset of WWI. As is typical for an old photo of Windsor, everything you can see is long gone.

Despite the date, and the rising popularity of the horseless carriage, it’s interesting to note, there are no cars visible in the photo, only horses. The storefronts beind the horse, is the current location of the Cleary Auditorium St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Note the sign for the Imperial Hotel, later known as Lee’s Imperial Tavern


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Above is the same view today. Nothing remains to identify the location today.

Enjoy the weekend, and the return of Festival Epicure. See you back here Monday.

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