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Edgewater Marine Demolition

Another long time landmark bit the dust last week. Last Tuesday the 14th, time ran out for the former Lakeview Edgewater Marine building at Lauzon & Riverside. The building dates back quite a while and is shown on the 1937 Fire Map as an auto repair garage. I also have it first listed in the 1923 City Directory as the Island View Garage, so I suspect this is close to the date of…
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Devonshire Racetrack Paddock

Today’s old photo comes again from the dumped collection of the Detroit News. This photo is dated January 27, 1923, but was clearly not taken in January. I think this is the same photo that once ran in the Windsor Star, although the photo has a photographers stamp in…
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Top Valu

This is one I’ve been meaning to post for a little while. The other week, while heading out to the east side, I came upon this corner, and was shocked to find a pile of rubble. The Top Valu car wash and gas station has been wiped from the landscape. Any Eastsiders…
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Weekend Demolition

Last Thursday night, on my way home from work, I was coming up McDougall when look what my eye see… The famous building eaters. A neat old factory, was last used as a place called Rust Shield a subsidiary of Flex-N-Gate, a large US based Auto parts supplier. Like may other jobs in our fair city, this plant too closed up shop. The facade of the old office section fronting McDougall hinted…
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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, 1903, and was demolished in the early 1970’s following the opening of the new main branch in 1973 (designed by Johnson…
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