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Windsor Waterfront - 1963

Happy Friday once again, and this time a long weekend to boot. Today’s photo is another old Detroit News image, this one having been shot from Detroit, in January, 1963. Looks like it ran in the paper Jan. 22, 1963, it features the car ferry “Windsor” making it’s way across the river. The Windsor entered service in 1856. A nice view of many long gone buildings. The…
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Eastown

Today’s post comes courtesy of Scott Hughes. Scott was kind enough to pass on this photo he took of the old Eastown sign at Lauzon & Tecumseh before it was altered. View Larger Map As you can see, other than the steel uprights, and the name, not much remains the…
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University And Bruce - Then and Now

Last week I had a photo of the Bruce Baptist Church demolition from 1949. I came across another photo of the area from 1929. Looking east toward Bruce Avenue. The church on the left is the Bruce Baptist Church we saw last week. Courtesy of Google Streetview here’s…
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Mai-Mai Tavern

A recent postcard I picked up off of eBay: MAI-MAI (MEANS FINE FOOD) This is one of the new bright lights for dining out, if you happen to be in the Windsor area. Tourists are treated to the finest in Chinese atmosphere and fine food. Your host Chuck Gan will be more than pleased to show you an evening you’ll long remember. Fully licensed. A big thanks goes out to Ric, who dug up a little…
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Ouellette & University - July, 1958

Another old newspaper photo. Today’s shot is Ouellette and University Avenue, from July, 1958. It’s interesting to see how much this block has changed over the years. The two buildings between the bank and the Kresge’s are now home to Chanoso’s and Oishii, and the Kresge Store has been replaced with a soulless, lifeless glass box Royal Bank building. Look at all the people…
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Hiram Walker & Sons - 1950's

Here’s an interesting view I recently picked up. It’s a colour view of the Hiram Walker Distillery from the water, before the redevelopment of site that took place in the late 1950’s. I think many of the “new” buildings were erected around…
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Return to The Boiler Room

Last week I had a post about the Boiler Room, but no photo of the building… Photo c. 2001, Chuck Pike Regular reader Chuck Pike has come to the rescue! He found this photo in his archives from July, 2001. I had completely forgotten how it looked, despite driving past…