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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…
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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 the bottom corner: “E. Rogers Day & Night Studio 25 Pitt St. E. Windsor, Ont.” I’m going to guess that…
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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…
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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…