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Devonshire Road - c. 1910

Back when Walkerville was a self contained community, this view show how well this little town was connected to the outside world. Streetcar tracks are visible in the road. The Train station is just past the bank, and at the end of the road the Ferry to Detroit. It’s funny sad how backwards we’ve gone. On the bright side, the Albert Kahn designed bank is still standing and still in…
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Manning House - c. 1912 - Ouellette Avenue

Going through some old postcards, I came across this one showing the Manning House Hotel and on the right hand side, and bit of a glimpse of the old Post Office. This card dates to around 1910-1912 and shows a bustling downtown corner, complete with the streetcar rumbling…
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Ojibway - 1919

I love looking at old maps of the area, and the layout for Ojibway, the town that never was. This map was made in 1919 by a Detroit property developer. Chappus, Page, Healy, Wright and Broadway streets in the upper right corner was where the Brighton Beach neighbourhood was located, soon to be home to the new bridge. The main part of downtown Ojibway ended up becoming the Windsor Raceway. Only…
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Riverside Drive - 1962

From the Department of Public Works section of the 1962 City of Windsor Annual Report comes this photograph shown above. Riverside Drive, east of the C.N.R. Overpass, has been rebuilt. Curbs and sidewalks were moved back and re-aligned to permit a pavement width of at least…
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Studebaker Factory - Then and Now

Above is a view of the Studebaker Factory that once graced the area just north east of Walker and Wyandotte. This picture above was taken in 1913 and is looking south at the factory from the rail tracks. By 1937, the Studebaker factory is listed as “Silent and Mostly Vacant”. The factory burned to the ground in the 1980s? Before I moved to Windsor at least. Maybe someone out there…
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Canadian Automotive Trim - 1949

Located on Walker Road, the building was located on the east side just south of Edna street. View Larger Map The plant, owned by National Automotive Fibres Inc. had a sister operation open in Ajax in 1953. It manufactured interior trim parts for Ford, Chrysler, General…