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Ouellette & Park c. 1949

Another week gone. Here’s a view of the north east corner of Ouellette and Park and the long lost Prince Edward Hotel. This building came down in the 1970s and was replaced with the less than inspiring Scotia Bank building. Have a great weekend everyone, see you back…
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Farewell Tunnel Bar-B-Q

A few shots from Thursday evening and the remains of the Tunnel Bar-B-Q. Some internal steel is still standing… But otherwise she’s just a pile of rubble. This little section at the far east end of the building is all that’s left standing. While it’s sad to see a long time institution go, by the end it wasn’t what it used to be. The space will be replaced with a…
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Old City Hall - 1920

Old City Hall taken in 1920. Formerly a public school it was repurposed and used as Windsor’s second City Hall, until replaced by the current one in 1956. Now there’s a new one coming, and some discussion has come up about how much should be spent. What do you…
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Ouellette & Riverside - c. 1925

A view here looking north towards the Detroit River along Ouellette from just south of today’s Riverside Drive. It’s always great to look at an image, from less than a century ago, of a pretty major intersection, and there not one single thing still…
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Blue Water Dance Pavilion - Tecumseh - c. 1925

The picture above comes from regular reader and commenter Jay Thompson Ricard. Does anyone out there have any stories about this place? It was on the corner of Lesperence & Riverside on the southeast corner. There was a fire in the early 1920’s, but the place kept going, before a fire burned it to the ground in the mid 1930’s (1935-36). Hope everyone had a nice weekend…
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Carnegie Library - c 1925

A view of the old Carnegie Library. This shot was taken from Park St. looking south on Victoria Ave. The grant was awarded to Windsor in 1901, but due to delays the Windsor branch didn’t open until 1903. It was designed by Detroit architect John Scott and was…