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Downtown Windsor - 1982

This photo and letter to the editor ran in Detroit Free Press in 1982. 30 years ago, that’s hard to believe! Above is the actual photo that was used with the letter to the editor. A detail shot of the east side of Ouellette. Just south of the CIBC building, I believe that’s the old C.H. Smith’s still standing. Have a great Canada Day long weekend everyone! No post Monday, see…
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500 Ways You Know You're From Windsor

Our friends at Walkerville Publishing have released their new book “500 Ways you know you’re from Windsor” Below are a couple of sample pages, more can been seen at the link listed above. A captivating new book about The Baby Boomer Years (post WWII) in…
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Action Hobbies - Slideshow # 6 - Thursday

So… for this show I’m posting the details of today. It’s Thursday this time, so this way everyone has a few days notice…. Thurs June 28, 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #6 Free admission! Action Hobbies Kingsville…
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Cataraqui & Marentette - Demolition

There was a small old convenience store near this intersection that was covered here in 2006…. Here’s how it looked in 2003. View Larger Map It got rougher as the years went on… as you can see in the Google StreetView image above. Drove past it tonight and it’s long gone. Another one bites the dust. Have a good weekend. First “official” weekend of Summer.
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Bridgeview Opening - 1952

From the Windsor Daily Star – July 4, 1952: Above is an artist’s sketch of the city’s newest housing develop- ment known as “Bridgeview,” in which 325 new homes soon will be completed. Many of them now are ready for occupancy or within a few days of…

Stucco Time - Guess the Victim

First off sorry for the lack of a post yesterday. I was sick on Monday and actually lost a day somewhere this week. See if you can guess today’s victim of the great urban blight? If you guessed the crazy cool streamlined Anderson’s funeral home, you are…
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St. Joseph's School - 1915

From The Evening Record – November 25, 1915: NEW ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL ON EAST SIDE The new St. Joseph’s school at the corner of Niagara and Marion is practically completed and will be opened the first of the year, relieving much of the congestion that has…