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Shore Acres - c. 1910

This is a postcard view titled Shore Acres. The post card view is of the area of Riverside between Bridge and Rankin, what was once the old Rankin homestead. It was home to Col. Rankin until his death in 1893. This building burned down in 1925. That same year, a new building was erected on the property and the Shore Acres Hotel and Tavern opened for business. The hotel closed in the early…
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Crawford & University - Then & Now

The site where Grace Hospital once stood is now wiped bare, and the grassy lot gives no clues to what was once there. Back in time a decade to 2004, and the same corner, it’s hard to remember the massive complex that stood on the same site. It’s a shame all…
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Patterson Collegiate Institute

A few shots of Windsor’s first secondary school. Located on Goyeau and Elliot, directly across the street from where today you will find the Central Fire Hall. The site today is unsurprisingly a parking lot. The photo above was taken around 1920, while below is a postcard view from around the same era. The school was built in 1880, and designed by local architect James G McLean. A few of…
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King Edward School - Walkerville - c. 1910

The original Albert Kahn designed school, built in 1906. It was located on Chilver Rd, on a block bounded by Chilver, Cataraqui, Windermere and Niagara in old Walkerville. The building was demolished in 1997 and was replaced with a modern box. Token architectural features…
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Windsor's Strip - 1970

From the Windsor Star – June 13, 1970 It’s not exactly the Vegas Strip or even Toronto’s Yonge St. strip – but it has the makings. The area is about four miles of Tecumseh Rd. between Walker Rd. and Lauzon Rd. It has the flashing neon signs, the…
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Ouellette & Park - c. 1933

An old look back at the north east corner of Ouellette and Park. The old Prince Edward Hotel sat on the corner, it was demolished as replaced with the Scotia Bank branch there today. Windsor has lost a great many buildings over the years, but it’s these tall massive…