Notable WindsoritesOld Newspaper Stories

Fred Neal - 1855-1931

Fred Neal was a local historian, who’s early work “Township of Sandwich, Past & Present” left us an invaluable record of early days in Sandwich. If you don’t have a copy, or have never read it, a copy can be found here: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/swoda-windsor-region/23/ Below is the news of his passing as it ran in the Border Cities Star November 13…
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Lost WindsorOld Ads

Fast Automobile Ferry Service - 1928

A neat old ad from the Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company, touting that they had the “fastest ferry service in America”. By the time this ad was published in the 1928 Ontario Tourist Guidebook, the writing was already on the wall for the Ferry service. The next…
DemolitionOld Ads

Osterhout's Confectionary - 333 Ouellette

Regular reader John, sent me an email the other week pointing me toward the 1928 Motor Tourist Guidebook of Ontario which got me lookin at all the old ads and this one for Osterhout’s caught my eye. From McAlpine, J. D., “Tourist Guidebook of Ontario…
RenderingsWindsor

St George's Walkerville - 2017

Going through some older photographs, I came across these photos of St. George’s in Walkerville, just prior to demolition in April 2017. It’s hard to believe that its been four years since the church and the adjacent hall were demolished in late 2017. After sitting vacant for many years, there is finally a proposal for the land. A condo building is to be built on the site…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

391 Tecumseh Road East - Former Supertest Station

Located at 391 Tecumseh Road East at Mercer is this former auto repair shop. Judging from the signs on the building, it is owned by the WEDCSB, likely used for parking for Catholic Central Next Door. This Tudor revival style building was originally home to a Supertest…
Notable Windsorites

J Clark Keith - 1886-1982

Continuing with the recent theme of notable Windsorites, today we present J Clark Keith J Clark Keith – 1976 He was an engineer who helped shape the Windsor we know today. He was born in Smith’s Falls, Ontario in 1886. His first surveying job was with the Grand Trunk Railroad surveying the Northern Ontario section. He studied at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1911. Upon…
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Notable WindsoritesWindsor

H. W. Patterson House - 2277 Lincoln Road

Image from Google Streetview Down in my neighbourhood in South Walkerville is this handsome Georgian style brick home. The house was built in 1924 by Harry W. (H.W.) Patterson. Patterson at his retirement from the Airport in 1959 Patterson was an interesting man.