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Walkerville Boat Club - c 1910

The building that was the first home to Walkerville boat club was originally located in Detroit along the river. In the 1880’s the owners of the club in Detorit fell into the debt of Hiram Walker, and the club eventually folded. As part of the debt owed, Hiram Walker took possession of the building and loaded it on barges and moved it across the river, locating it just beside the ferry dock.
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Jackson Park Lawn Bowling - 1982

Happy Friday everyone! Another week down… This photo ran in either the Detroit News or Free Press (not noted) August 4, 1982 The caption reads: Players get in some rolls on the lawn bowling green during a Jackson Park Lawn Bowling Club game in Windsor View Larger Map I…
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J.T. Wing Warehouse - 1914

From the Evening Record – February, 1914: The above is a cut of the factory and warehouse building to be erected on Pitt Street east, between McDougall and Mercer, for the J.T. Wing Co. The building will be 100 feet square, the greater part of the floor space being used for storage and manufacturing purposes. The front section of the ground floor will be comprised of offices, show room and…
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Princess Theatre

Exterior view of the Princess Theatre, Windsor’s newest theatre, located on Sandwich street east. It has an attractive front that make a big improvement in the appearance of the street. I don’t know much about this theatre, in fact this picture is the first and…
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Applebe Store - Pitt Street

The above cut is of the new front that is being put on the old building where the Erie Tobacco Company were formerly located and which by the first of October will be the entrance to one of the biggest dry goods stores in this section. Jos Applebe & Co., managed by Mr.
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Windsor Jockey Club Grandstand - 1912

The new Windsor race track grandstand is shown herewith. It is said to be the largest and finest equipped grandstand in Canada. It is of steel construction on a cement and brick foundation, the brickwork being carried up to form the first story. The stand is 340 feet in length and 70 feet in depth, being more than twice the size of the old one. The seating capacity will be about 5,000. There are…
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British American Brewery - 1935

From the Windsor Daily Star – December, 1935: As the Detroit shoreline is broken by the nocturnal shafts of huge electrical signs of large industrial plants, so is that of the Canadian side pierced by blazing beacons of artistic illumination. The products of many of…
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Essex Wire

I recently came across this old ad from 1935 for the Essex Wire Company on McDougall. The Essex Wire Factory you might recall was demolished just about a year ago… In true Windsor fashion, it’s been replaced with a vacant lot. To help jog your memories, a few…