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The Voice of the Most Precious Blood - 1946

From the Windsor Daily Star – November 9, 1946: First sod for the new church in The Voice of the Most Precious Blood Parish will be turned Sunday at 4:30 p.m. by most Rev. J. E. Cody, coadjutor bishop of London. Benediction will follow in the old church. Above is a drawing of the new church by Mr. John R. Boyde, architect. It will be at Tecumseh boulevard and Meldrum road, on the same site…
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Ambassador Bridge From Above - 1933

Happy Friday! Today’s photo is stamped on the back with only a date March 28, 1933. A neat shot showing the Windsor Shoreline in its natural state. Interesting to see this little restroom hut, long a favourite little building of mine. View Larger Map This was neat…
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Carnegie Library

Built in 1903, and designed by John Scott and Co. of Detroit (the same architects who designed the Boer War Memorial), Windsor had the first Carnegie Library approved in Canada, although delays caused it to be the second one to open… The building opened October 16…
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Recent Demolitions

Given the pace of work going on around town… It’s hard to keep up! Here’s some things that have all come down in the last couple of weeks. Since I missed getting to them with a camera before they were wiped away, all the images come from Google Streetview. Walker/E.C. Row Expressway The other day I was coming home from work, and took Walker for a change. When I got to the bottom…
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Windsor Waterfront - 1939

Up today is a panoramic photo of the Windsor Waterfront, from 1939. At the left is the old Station, to the right are the tracks… Here’s a close up of the old CN station… As always there are always some interesting details in these old photos….
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Crawford Roundhouse Demolition

A big thank you goes out to Ian Deck, a regular reader and commenter on this site, for passing along these photos and allowing me to post them. He took these photos the evening of June 15, 2010, as demolition started on the remains of Crawford Yard roundhouse. Sad to see more of Windsor’s rail history disappear…. Photo from the John Stefani Collection Above is a picture of the…
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The Ritz Hotel

Photo From The Collection of Windsor’s Community Archives In all the discussions of buildings we’ve lost along the waterfront, rarely do I ever hear any mention of what was known in its last years as the Ritz Hotel. Located at the north west corner of Riverside…