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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…
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Downtown Windsor - 1959

Image from the collection of Scott Hughes Regular reader Scott Hughes, sent along a great old postcard to share with readers. The card was issued in 1959 by The Greater Windsor Industrial Commission. Above is a crop of the card showing the north side of Wyandotte St. between Ouellette and Goyeau. The building on the corner under construction, is today’s TD Bank, and the only building still…
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The Boiler Room - 1534 Howard Ave.

Regular reader Aaron, asked about his old neighbourhood watering hole, the Boiler Room. There was a fire there around 1999/2000, and the building sat derelict for a few years, before being bulldozed in August 2001. Sadly I never got a picture of it before it came down, the…