Old PhotographsWindsor

More oldies...

Again from the Bernie Droulliard collection. These photos were developped last night from transnegs (copies of negatives, or negatives of prints) and many haven’t been seen in 60 + years. Many of the originals rest in the Transit Windsor Archives. The Crosstown Bus in 1942 This is one of the Ford buses that displaced Windsor’s streetcar system in the late ’30s. The photo…
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DetroitPhoto Du Jour

Silos Coming Down - Photo Du Jour - October 17, 2005

One set of the concrete silos along the Detroit Riverfront are coming down, as Detroit’s vision for a waterfront park moves one step closer. Eventually the plan is to have a waterfront park that stretches from Downtown to the Belle Isle Bridge. The area around the…
Great Lakes BoatsOld Photographs

S.S. Hamonic

One of the great old steam ships that used to sail the great lakes was the S.S. Hamonic. The Hamonic and her sister ship were owned by the Northern Navigation Company. All of the photos below were kindly scanned and donated from the collection of Thomas R. Anderson II. …
Old PhotographsWindsor

Old Windsor Photos

From the collection of Bernie Drouilliard, sent to me by John Stefani. Here is another round of classic Windsor transportation images. Those guys have in the past, contributed a fair amout of histoical Windsor photographs. I look forward to future contibutions, and I will add the previous entries back shortly. The good old horse drawn buggy street car or Omnibus. This photo was taken on…
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Photo Du JourWindsor

WINDSOR THEN & NOW - Photo Du Jour - 09/14/2005

This week’s Photo Du Jour’s will feature a series of “Then and Now” shots from old post cards to how that scene looks today. This scene is looking west along University Avenue at the Intersection of Pelissier & University. The original post card…
Photo Du JourWindsor

WINDSOR THEN & NOW - Photo Du Jour - 09/16/2005

This week’s Photo Du Jour’s will feature a series of “Then and Now” shots from old post cards to how that scene looks today. This scene is the intersection of Ouellette Ave. & Park St. near the Tunnel Exit. Built in the early 1960’s the Seaway Inn was constructed on land that had been vacant since 1928 when the Tunnel was built. Today the hotel is a Ramada…
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DetroitPhoto Du Jour

THANK YOU BOYS... - Photo Du Jour - 10/03/2005

Back and well rested from my honeymoon… Sadly I missed the stretch run for the playoffs, happily the Tigers were not involved… Kudos to the boys for giving us another fun summer, another excuse to sit in the sun on a lazy Sunday afternoon and drink beer. With a…
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ANOTHER REHAB - Photo Du Jour - 10/07/2005

Slowly over the course of the summer, this building on Grand River @ Farmer was rehabbed. Many Sunday’s going to the Ball game found some one outside working on this building. I haven’t been by here in about 6 weeks, does anyone know what is going in here? The…