Old Photographs

225 Giles Boulevard West - 1924

Located on the south west corner of Giles & Victoria Avenue, is the former home of William Thomas Wesgate. Mr Wesgate built the large home in 1919 that is still standing today. He made his fortune as an ice cream manufacturer before selling his business to Borden Dairies in the late 1920s. He was originally an alderman with Ford City, becoming a member of the Board of Education after that.
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Old Photographs

Windsor Utilities Office - 1964

The other day I was downtown and I noticed a flurry of work at the old Windsor Utilities Office at the north west corner of Ouellette & Elliott. The building was sold and is under renovation by the new owners Tessonics Inc. One of the projects underway is the removal…
UnbuiltWindsor

Detroit River Memorial Tunnel - 1918

Welcome back everyone, and Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. After a bit of time to recharge the batteries here at IM world headquarters, we’re glad to be back for another year with you all, looking at our rich history here…
ChurchesLost WindsorOld Newspaper Stories

Christ The King Church and The Baseball All-Star

Formerly located at Dominion & Grand Marais in South Windsor, was the now demolished church of Christ The King. The parish was established in 1928, with plans to erect a place of worship at Curry & Richardie Boulevard, near St. Mary’s Academy. I am unable to determine if that original church was ever built. In 1946 architect J. C. Pennington drew up plans for the church at…
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Old Photographs

1277 Ottawa Street - Then & Now

Photo from SWODA First off I would be remiss to not thank SWODA for their images that were used in the my recent book. They are an invaluable resource for local historians. During a recent media interview I blanked on thanking them, but they are an amazing source. If…
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Book Launch Party - November 30

Just a final reminder that the book launch party is set for tomorrow night, November 30, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Chapter Two Brewing Company – 2345 Edna Street (closest major intersection is Walker & Wyandotte). Hope to see you there, books will be available for purchase and signing. Tune in the CBC Radio’s the Afternoon Drive today about 5:10 to hear me talking about the…
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Lost Windsor

1280 Ouellette - 2001

Going through some older photos the other week and I came across this one from 2001. Taken 20 years ago it shows what was then last known as the Bavarian Inn at 1280 Ouellette. It was home to many low income residents in the early 1990s before the utilities were disconcerted…
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Book Release Party - November 30th

Hello readers! As you know, I have written a book and it’s out now. It makes a great Christmas gift too for the Windsor lover on your list… I’m pleased to share with you that there is going to be a book launch party on November 30th from 7:00 pm to 9:00…