Bernie Drouillard CollectionLost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Howard & Division c 1928

Image © Bernie Drouillard Collection, digitized by John Stefani An interesting shot looking south on Howard Avenue, from the intersection with Division road. Today’s shot, once again comes from the Bernie Drouillard collection, and thanks as always to John Stefani for digitizing them for us. The tracks in the foreground of the photo is the old interurban street car line, the W.E. & L.S.
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Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

The Honeymoon Nest - 1929

A photo that appeared in a promotional booklet from 1929, shows the above with the caption: “Honeymoon Nest, Walkerville Tourist Camp” I half looked for the location of this place of the years, but never come up with where it was actually located. I suppose it…
Lost WindsorOld AdsWindsor

The Royal Windsor Garage - 334 Dougall - 1937

Another one for the lost Windsor category. The long demolish Royal Windsor Garage. The Royal Windsor Garage was located on Dougall between University and Park, and sat to the rear of the Royal Windsor Apartments. The Rose Garden Villa Long Term Care Home currently occupies…
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The House of Hospitality - 1938

An old ad for the long gone Norton Palmer Hotel at Park & Pelissier. Hard to imagine such a grand old hotel once stood downtown. It’s a shame it never survived. Old hotels just have a certain charm that will never be recreated in more modern ones. The big old…
Lost WindsorOld AdsWindsor

Bartlet MacDonald & Gow Ltd - 1937

An old Ad for Bartlet, MacDonald & Gow, a long time downtown Windsor independent department store. It was founded in 1860, and stayed part of the Windsor retail scene for over a century, before closing its doors in March, 1972. A great little history of the company can…
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Ford City Bathing Beach

A postcard view from the early 1930’s showing what was known as the Ford City Bathing Beach or the East Windsor Bathing Beach, and finally in the cast of this post amalgamation post card, the Windsor Bathing Beach. It was located at the foot of George Avenue, opposite…
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2490 McDougall - Demolished

Back in May, we took a look at 2490 McDougall which was then living on borrowed time. Sometime over the last couple of weeks, the building eaters came in and wiped it away. The rear portion will continue to remain standing. Hope everyone had a nice long weekend and a happy…