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Ouellette & Sandwich - 1899

An old shot, looking north towards the ferry dock dated from 1899. On the left is the old Merchants Bank building and the Wigle Bros Hotel, which was demolished and replaced with the old TD Bank building. A detail shot of the the streetscape on the right hand side, and north of Sandwich Street a glimpse of the long departed British American Hotel. Have a great weekend everyone! See you back here…
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Little Bavaria

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Here today we have an old advertisement for the Little Bavaria Tavern. Located beside Mario’s at 747 Ouellette Ave (in the building that was last known as Bentley’s) You can see the Little Bavaria in this photo above, that first…
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Proposed Parking Garage - 1927 - Victoria and Park

In the accompanying illustrations are shown the proposed 300 cars or more ramp garage building to be erected at the north east corner of Victoria Avenue and Park Street by Securities Development, Limited, owners of the new Security office building. The smaller drawing below gives an excellent idea of how cars are driven in and stored in a garage of this type. The main function of these garages…
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Ford Powerhouse - c. 1955

A view of the Ford Powerhouse on Riverside Drive and Cadillac, from the mid 1950’s shortly after it was expanded. Originally designed by Albert Kahn in 1924, the building still stands, and is still in use today. Hiding in the left corner is a nice view of the old…
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1077 Ouellette

The 1908 Tudor Revival house at 1077 Ouellette Ave, finally met the wrecking ball earlier this week. This house was part of a heritage fight to preserve it that ultimately lost. A nice house, and one of the least altered and most original on that stretch of Ouellette…
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Sandwich Street Looking East - 1895

Photo from the SWODA This photograph comes from the Official Programme of Grand Military Demonstration, May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1895 courtesy of the SWODA. This shot is looking east along Sandwich street from Ferry street, beside the old Crawford House Hotel. In the distance on the right hand side of the road the tall tower you can see is the old Windsor Opera House. It later became part of…
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City Hall - 1920

A view of City Hall Square from 1920. This building served as Windsor’s second City Hall, and was replaced in the mid 1950’s, by the third and current city hall, which is currently scheduled for replacement as well. Prior to becoming Windsor’s second City…