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Metropolitan General Hosptial - 1968

Once again Friday is here! Today we have a new photo, but still a look back to Windsor’s Past. Today’s photo is date stamped August 13, 1968. It shows a nice, pre-renovation look at the original façade of Met Hospital. Built in 1926, the original hospital section was designed by Pennignton & Boyde, and this original part has been completely obscured behind renovations over the…
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Ford City - City Hall

Here’s a recent addition to the IM collection, this photo postcard of the Ford City, City Hall. Situated on the corner of Riverside and Drouillard, in a space last occupied by the parking lot to Our Lady of the Rosary. Over the peak of the roof, you can see the two…
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636 University Avenue West

This old Arts & Crafts bungalow on University Ave. west, between Janette and Caron, always intrigued me. A throwback to the days when University was lined with residences all the to downtown. Sadly this house which was long neglected, and only used for storage, went up in flames this past Thursday night. The fire department has listed the cause as “undetermined”, and the city has…
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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…
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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 old train station, and also highlighted with the arrow, the location of the City Hall. It would have been a stroll though a…
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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…