Essex CountyOld Photographs

Kingsville-On-The-Lake Part 1 - c. 1933

From a travel guide from the early 1930’s is this little trip out to Kingsville… The write up on Kingsville is as follows: Kingsville is one of the most southerly towns in Canada. It is 28 miles south-east of Windsor over paved roads. There are fine bathing beaches in front of the town, at Cedar Island, and in Township Park, as well as at many other points along the waterfront. At the…
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Essex CountyOld Ads

Merry Christmas - 1963

50 years ago Heinz was wishing everyone a merry Christmas with this full page ad in the Windsor Star. Sadly Heinz had full page news for all the wrong reasons in 2013. As the holidays fall upon us, I just want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa or…
Essex CountyOld Photographs

School At Amherstburg - 1923

From the December, 1923 issue of “Construction” is the picture above. Unfortunately there is no other information about the location. As I’ve said before, I’m severely lacking in my knowledge of the county. Does anyone recognize the building? Is it…
Essex CountyOld PhotographsWindsor

Tecumseh & St Anne - Tecumseh - c. 1953

Above is a shot of the corner of Tecumseh Road and St. Anne Boulevard in the town of Tecumseh. Here’s the same view about 60 years later. The missing steeple on the church is probably the biggest change to the landscape here. Does anyone know the history of the building on the south east corner? I always thought it kind of looked like a post office but I can’t really tell from this…
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Essex CountyOld Photographs

The Big Tomato - Leamington - Then and Now

The photo above shows the Leamington visitor information booth, better known as “The Big Tomato” about 1965. The booth was built in 1961. Located at the corner of Talbot and Mill Streets. Above is a shot of the booth today, via Google streetview. Click here for…