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Windsor and Chatham

From the collection of the Windsor Municipal Archives Today’s photo comes from the collection of the Windsor Municipal Archives. It shows the corner of Windsor & Chatham (looking east along Chatham) in the what I’m guessing to be the late 1940’s. Along Chatham, you can see Mossmans Fruit Market on the corner, with the Chatham Meat Market to the rear, and Hy’s Fish…
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Parent Place

Years ago, while out shooting photos with John Stefani, we stumbled across a old cinder block building in an alley. It always seemed strange that the building was located in an alley and not on a road, but a recent discovery of an ad for the company, revealed that the alley…
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Keeping the Demolition Derby Alive...

The latest victim of 2009. Princess Anne School. Built in the former town of Riverside, Princess Anne was built in 1956 and designed by local architects Johnson & McWhinnie. Another one bites the dust… Maybe not the most important school building, but more local…
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Lear Demolition

The death fences are up… …The metal siding has been stripped… … and a trip around back shows that demolition is in full swing. More proof that our manufacturing jobs are gone and never coming back… I suspect acres of parking to be in the…
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Prince of Wales - Part 2

Today we head up to the top floor… At the top of the stairs in the west staircase. For David’s benefit, note there is some water damage around the window frames. Looking out the windows over a sea of surface lots. This is the 1927 expansion. A view of the…
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Prince of Wales - Part 1

With the Prince of Wales only a memory, let’s take a look around the inside of what used to be. Inside the front lobby looking back towards the front doors. Big heavy old oak doors, they sure don’t build schools like this. At one time the stairs split, with a set leading to the basement, and one leading to the first floor. The stairs to the basement were long ago blocked off, and…
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