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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 1928” (1928). SWODA: Windsor & Region Publications. Located at 333 Ouellette Avenue in the storefront that was most…
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Hiram Walker Bottling Plant

A view of the Hiram Walker Bottling Building. This one was built around 1906 and was located on the south side of Riverside Drive to the east of the employee parking lot opposite the main office. The site today is a vacant lot. The building was demolished in…
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Municipal Court House - 1961

Image from SWODA While searching for something unrelated, I came across this picture of the old Municipal Court House at City Hall Square. This photo dates from 1961, although the courthouse was built in 1955. It was designed by Sheppard & Masson, who were also the architects of the old City Hall that opened shortly after. This building was demolished in the early 2000s. Some time after the…
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Bridge Tavern - 2007

Another of Windsor’s legendary taverns, lost to history is the old Bridge Tavern at University and Bridge out towards the University. I spent a lot of time here in my youth, and it was a great place amongst the University crowd as well as locals. Image from…
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Graham Paige Dealership

This was a building I was always fond of. It was built in 1928, designed by architects Cameron & Ralston, and was located at 722 Wyandotte Street East. It was built for J. M. Blaine as a Graham-Paige dealership. It’s hard to tell from the older photo, but it had…
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Walker Farms Manager's Residence

Going through older photos that I’ve taken over the years, shows how much Windsor’s changed, even in recent times. For example, take the building above at 1767 Walker Road. This building dated to the 1880’s and was built as the residence for the manager of the Walker Farms, which were once located around the area of Tecumseh & Walker roads. This house sat vacant for a number…
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Wyandotte & Windsor - 2012

While looking through some older photos recently, I came across this one from 2012. Looking north west from Wyandotte and Windsor at the now long demolished Beer Store. This building was a Brewer’s Warehouse, dating back to the post-prohibition days, at least as early…
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John Ross School - 2715 Bernard

I was recently doing some research, and came across a reference to John Ross School on Bernard, south of Grand Marais. It was built in 1955 and designed by architect J P Thomson. Being Unfamiliar with the school, I looked it up on Google streetview. It seems like it had…