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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 think? Should Windsor make an impressive City Hall, or should we cheap out and build something bland that will need to be…
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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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St Mary's - Ouellette Ave - 1920

Here’s an old shot of St Mary’s Academy that was located on Ouellette Ave, south of Park St. St Mary’s stood downtown until the construction of the Tunnel came along, and the order sold the land to Fred Martin and his tunnel company, and they then relocated…
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One Fare - Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Co - c 1925

To close out this mini series of posts of old transit tickets, is this one for the Walkerville – Detroit ferry. The Walkerville – Detroit ferry was established by the Walker’s to ease getting to their distillery. The journey from the Windsor Ferry Docks to the distillery in Walkerville was one that Hiram Walker felt was too long and too difficult. So the ferry to Walkerville was…
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