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Walkerville Tourist Camp Honeymoon Nest

Back in 2014, I posted about the Honeymoon Nest the Walkerville Tourist Camp, but had no additional information at the time. Then a few months ago, I was browsing the SWODA when I came across the same image, this time in postcard format, and I figured that this one must have a story that would be worth further investigation. Postcard from SWODA Seeing as I had now come across a second…
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Odd Fellows Temple - 36 Wyandotte St E

Postcard View c. 1915 Designed by architects Crane & Pennington, and built in 1913, the Odd Fellows Temple was located just east of Ouellette on Wynadotte at the intersection of Dufferin. The first floor contained an auditorium, stage, dressing rooms and kitchenette.
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Home Of The Friendless - 1902

From the Evening Record – August 12, 1902 Above is shown a rendering from 1902, of the new wing facing Wyandotte Street, of the Home of the Friendless. The Home of the Friendless was established in 1885 to provide shelter to older citizens who found themselves…
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East Windsor Bathing Beach

A few years ago I acquired a large lot of photos taken in and around Ford City. I have no information on them, such as who took them or when they were taken. They appear to be shot in the mid to late 1950s for the most part. Contained in the lot was a few photos taken at the East Windsor Bathing Beach. Located on the riverfront at the foot of George Avenue, the buildings shown here burned in a…
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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…
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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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Demolition of the CPR Station - 1935

April 20,1935 For a long time, I have always been curious about the old CPR station that sat on the waterfront across from where CBC is located today. There are postcards of the station, but little else seems to be be around about it. Designed by Edward Colonna, the CPR staff architect, the station opened in 1887 at Crawford & Riverside Drive. It had a relatively short life span…
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Canadian Club Sign

Canadian Club Sign c. 1915 An old view of the Canadian Club Distillery sign that was located along the Windsor waterfront. The photo above is from my personal collection, and dates to about 1915. The sign was built in 1900 and was covered in 4,300 lightbulbs and flashed…
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Auto Specialties Co - Tecumseh Road

Back in 2009 we took a quick look at this one, and left with more questions than answers. Despite being a major employer at the time, it strange that so little info exists on this one, and I have been unable to even locate a decent picture of the place. Map of the…