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Historical Train Slide Show #8 - Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Railfans, as well as regional history fans, don’t miss tomorrow’s slide show at Action Hobbies in Kingsville. Tim Swaddling once again sends the show information our way: Thursday, November 1st, 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #8 Free admission! Action Hobbies Kingsville welcomes Helmut Ostermann from Waterloo, Ontario to town for a special show…
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Essex County Registry Office - c. 1909

A neat old postcard view of the old Registry office on Brock. The building was built around 1875 and was designed by Detroit architect Gordon W. Lloyd. View Larger Map The building, although expanded, still stands on Brock street between MacKenzie Hall and the Windsor…
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Cunningham Sheet Metal

I recently came across this ad from 1932. The business is still in the same spot, and got me thinking… Are there any other business beside Hiram Walker & Sons, Chrysler & Cunningham, that are still around from the days of Walkerville? There must be a dwindling list of businesses that once called Walkerville home…. View Larger Map Please chime in there there’s any other…
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Walkerville Boat Club - c 1910

The building that was the first home to Walkerville boat club was originally located in Detroit along the river. In the 1880’s the owners of the club in Detorit fell into the debt of Hiram Walker, and the club eventually folded. As part of the debt owed, Hiram Walker…
Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Jackson Park Lawn Bowling - 1982

Happy Friday everyone! Another week down… This photo ran in either the Detroit News or Free Press (not noted) August 4, 1982 The caption reads: Players get in some rolls on the lawn bowling green during a Jackson Park Lawn Bowling Club game in Windsor View Larger Map I…