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Drake House - 193-199 Glengarry

Front entrance of the Drake House, corner of Glengarry & Chatham St. c. 1960. From A Forgotten City by Chris Edwards & Elaine Weeks A regular reader recently asked me about this old local establishment, the Drake House at the corner of Glengarry & Chatham. It was one of Windsor’s oldest watering holes, with a hotel having been on the same site since at least 1895. The bar…
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1706-1748 Wyandotte St E

The photo above shows the lost building at the corner of Windermere and Wyandotte in Walkerville. The tan building on the right had 6 addresses, 1706, 1718, 1726, 1730, 1736 & 1748 Wyandotte St E, with apartments above. I think it was 4 retail units, with two…
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Grace Hospital - c 1925

A view along Crawford Avenue, just south of University Avenue. The original Grace Hospital. It was damaged by a fire that lead to it’s modern replacement, and also led to the demise of the original Hotel Dieu as well. Have a great weekend everyone. See you back here…
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Sandwich and Ouellette - c 1928

A view looking east along Sandwich Street (today’s Riverside drive) just west of Ouellette Ave. It’s hard to believe that we still live in the same city today. So much has changed. With the exception of the one building that houses the Whiskey River next to the Travelodge, every single building is gone. Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone! Drive safely if you’re out and…
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Hotel Dieu - c. 1925

A neat old view of the south east corner of Erie and Ouellette, the block immediately south of Monday’s shot. While the Masonic Temple is still standing and in use, this one is long gone… A neat old building, and hard to imagine when it was built, it was out on…