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London Street Car Barns

Happy April Fool’s Day! To celebrate we’ll carry on the railroad photos for one last Friday (but don’t get too excited, this is the last one in the set I came across). While we’ve seen many photos on this site over the years of the old Car Barns, this is the first one I’ve seen that had a good view of the old Cameron Ave. School, which was eventually replaced with…
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Bank of Commerce - Sandwich Branch

Happy Friday once again. Up today is this photo dated, November 29, 1938. The caption: “Branch of the Canadian Bank Of Commerce In Windsor” As soon as I saw the photo, I knew where it was taken. Sadly the location came down in 2003. It was located in the…
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417 Ouellette Avenue

Since I sometimes get inspired, and plan out posts weeks in advance, occasionally things happen, and I miss out… Like this for example. The fire last month on Ouellette Avenue. The store front that was once home to Valerie’s Ladies Fashions was among my favourite places along Ouellette. It was once of the few unaltered store fronts along Ouellette where you could get a feel for the…
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Riverside Library

From the Windsor Star May 17, 1954. The Ontario Department of Education has tentatively approved plans for Riverside’s proposed new $55,000 public library, pictured above in a sketch prepared by the Windsor firm of Johnson and Mcwhinnie, architects. The project is still…
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Sandwich Street - 1954

Once again, a Happy Friday to everyone! Today’s old photo shows us a view along Sandwich St with a date of April 19, 1954. A nice close up view of the old retail that was once along this stretch of Sandwich St. You could get your TV repaired, and pick up some Bologna within step of each other. View Larger Map Here is a view of the same scene today, what a difference 57 years makes. Have a…
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Ojibway Blast Furnace - 1935

Happy Friday everyone! This Friday’s old photo is dated August 18, 1935, and the caption reads “Canadian Steel Plant Ojibway”. In this photo we’re looking east back towards Brighton Beach, the river is to our back, and that boat slip, is the one we…