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Lafontaine House - 395 Pitt St E

Pitt & Mercer – mid 1970’s The photo for today’s post comes from a reader who shot the house above on a Kodachrome Slide back in the mid 1970s. He scanned it for us here using his digital camera. The house was built in 1875 on the south west corner of Pitt & Mercer. Unique in that it was an octagon shaped house, it was unique to the city. The house was home to…
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Vendome Hotel - 1941

The Vendome Hotel, Sandwich, 1941 A view of the long lost Vendome Hotel in Sandwich. Located next to MacKenzie Hall, the photo above dates to 1941 when the building was vacant, and a proposal was made to convert the building into apartments for families who’s…
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St Bernard School

A rendering of the new school – February 15, 1930 In early 1930, it was announced that the East Windsor separate school board has engaged architect Albert Lothian, to design a nine room school, that would eventually be expanded to 25 rooms. The general plan of the…
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Walkerville Baptist Church - 1916-2019

Fire in progress – October 27, 2019 – Photo c. Will F. Built in 1916, the Walkerville Baptist Church, located at Windermere and Cataraqui in Old Walkerville caught fire during a post service pot luck Sunday. The fire raged for several hours, and is unfortunately a loss. All parishioners were able to get out safely and no one was hurt. The building originally built in 1916, had…
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Coat-of-arms of the Town of Riverside - 1957

Coat-of-Arms of the Town of Riverside – 1957 The Coat-of-Arms above appeared in the Windsor Star in May, 1957, along with a tongue in cheek article mocking Windsor’s neighbours to the east for having a spelling error in the Latin of their new Coat-of-Arms.
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Ouellette & Riverside - 1963

Looking north towards Detroit, August 5, 1963 One of those cool but depressing photos, showing the first block of Ouellette from 1963. Every building in this shot on the Windsor side, is long lost to history. The Norwich block on the left, wiped out for the Chrysler Canada office building. The facade of the TD bank on the corner, remains in storage, awaiting a proposal for its reuse. On the…
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