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The Ever-Ready Dress Stay Company

Today’s image comes from the Southwestern Ontario Image Archive, at the Univeristy of Windsor, another one of Windsor’s little known local history resources. The image above of the Ever-Ready Dress Stay factory,is found on page 18, of the booklet: “Souvenir : Windsor and Walkerville, May, 1895 : Official Programme of Grand Military Demonstration, May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1895.
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Cooper Court

From the Border Cities Star – May 30, 1925: COOPER COURT, FINEST OF BORDER RESIDENCES Above is a general view of Cooper Court, taken from the front. It gives a good idea of the magnificent proportions of the handsome residence, and of the beautiful grounds which…
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Windsor Waterfront Aerial - 1930

Happy Friday once again everyone! Today’s photo is dated July 11, 1930 and features a good look along Windsor’s waterfront. I’m not sure what event this was used to illustrate, but with early “photoshop” techniques, they’ve circled the…
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Old City Hall - 1929

Happy Friday once again, back to the old photos. This one today is features Windsor’s previous City Hall. The photo is dated November 26, 1929. Designed by Detroit architect Albert Jordan, this building was built as the central school house in 1856. Around 1904 it became Windsor’s second City Hall, a role it served until 1954 when it was demolished and replaced with the current city…
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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 out there know what, if anything is going to pop up…
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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…