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Downtown Windsor – 1900

Here’s an old shot I acquired a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever posted this one before, but if I have, apologies for the re-post. Also excuse my poor Photoshop skills around the border on the right hand side as well….

This shot, like many others is taken from Ouellette avenue, looking north towards the ferry dock. A ferry is visible at the foot of Ouellette. On the north side of Riverside drive is the British-American Hotel on the right side, and on the left, what was then the Merchant’s Bank. The photo dates to about 1899-1900. Interestingly both building on the south side of Riverside and Ouellette are going to be replaced. On the west (left) side the Dominion Bank would appear on that site in 1908, while on the east (right) side a new Bank of Commerce building would rise in 1914.

All in all a neat shot capturing the hustle and bustle of our city 120+ years ago.

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Recent Comments:

  • Phylmarie Fess / Manidoonaateshing-ikwe (Ojibwe Language name) on Downtown Windsor – 1900: “I have a photo to give you online.Jul 28, 13:58
  • Chris Sherwin on Prince Edward Hotel – 1971: “Patrick Maguire was building commissioner for the City of Windsor in 1960. There is a picture of him here: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1090&context=swoda-windsor-regionJul 21, 20:00
  • Jim on 1501 Tecumseh Rd E: “Yes. The Loblaws had moved next door/expanded to the Franco’s space by 1965. There’s a pic at https://windsorite.ca/2013/02/retro-windsor-blizzard-of-february-1965/Jun 10, 13:05
  • Andrew on St Theresa – 1991 Norman Rd: “Thanks Matthew. I’ll have to see what I can find on the first one.Jun 8, 08:01
  • Matthew Revington on St Theresa – 1991 Norman Rd: “About St Theresa’s Church on Norman St, yes there was an earlier structure, from a wikimapia page “ The present…Jun 8, 07:18

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