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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 to the grand building that stood in South Windsor until the late 1970’s. I find it interesting how small a quiet…
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Windsor to Tecumseh - One Fare - c. 1930

I’m still amazed at what an extensive travel network we once had all over Essex County, what equally amazing is how this little tiny bits of history, like old transit tickets survived all these years… Have a great long weekend everyone! Take note, there will be no post tomorrow or Monday. While Monday isn’t a holiday for everyone, it is for me, plus it’s also Opening Day…
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End Of The Line For 839

Back in 2001, I took a few shots of a great old house at 839 Assumption. Signs pointed to it being built about 1906, although I suspect it was about 10-15 years older. A well worn, old inner-city home. It sold cheap in the summer of 2007…. It was horribly remodeled and turned into a rental property. What was a great old house… Became indistinguishable from many others around…
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Windsor Beverages - 1948

Back in the years following WWII consumer products still had their regionalisms. Detroit had Faygo & Vernors, and while Coca-Cola and other national beverages were around, there was still a place for local drinks like Martin’s Ginger Ale and Sun Crest…
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White Rose Station - Howard & Tecumseh - 1953

Below is a full page ad that ran in the Windsor Star in early December 1953. It advertised the impending grand opening of the new White Rose Service Station at Howard and Tecumseh. I’m not sure what corner the station was on. It probably wasn’t on the north east…