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Devonshire Racetrack - 1932

This old news photo was taken July 23, 1932 at Devonshire Racetrack. Back when horse racing was illegal in Michigan, people used to flock to the Windsor tracks to see live racing. A neat view of the old clubhouse that fronted Howard Avenue. Also visible in this old photo, along with the Detroit skyline, is the old Windsor Gas Works. The Gas Works were located on the spit of land bordered by…
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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&#8221…
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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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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…
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Rail Stations Through The Years

WALKERVILLE – PERE MARQUETTE The station above was on Devonshire Road in Walkerville. The station was designed by Detroit Architects Mason & Rice, in 1890. The station was demolished in 1957. Here’s the site of the station today. Today Via services are run out of the new Walkerville station, with talk of replacing this station with a new one. GRAND TRUNK RAILROAD/CANADIAN…
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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…
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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…