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Coming Soon To The Elmwood - 1960's

Today’s picture is a scan of an advertising postcard for the Elmwood showing some upcoming events. Some of the biggest stars of the era were coming… Before the Casino returned big name entertainment to the city, this Elmwood used to be the place to go for big name entertainment. For more info on the Elmwood, use the search on the right –> Windsor must have been quite a happening…
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Checker Cab - 1947

From the Windsor Daily Star December 31, 1947 Park & Goyeau, does anyone remember, was this building still there into the late 80’s early 90’s? It’s where the Tim Horton’s is today. I seem to recall there being something there prior to the Tim…
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Wellington Tavern

Above is an ad from December 1964, that ran in the Windsor Star, featuring the new Wellington Tavern at Wellington & Elliott. Here’s the building today via Google Streetview. Lots of nice 1960’s details survived in the brick work as well as the front…
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Knotty Pine Inn - 3067 Dougall Avenue

No date on this post card, I’m guessing late 1960’s? The caption on the back reads: KNOTTY PINE INN 3067 Dougall Rd., Windsor, Ontario, Canada On Hwy. 3B, One Mile to Hwy. 401 European Cuisine and Service – Fine Wines and Cocktails – Formal and Informal Dining Rooms. Open 11 A.M. to 1 A.M. – Excellent Wedding and Banquet Facilities – – For 20 to 200…
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2006 Loraine Avenue

Below is a builder’s ad dated June 15, 1929, for what was then 66 Loraine Avenue in Walkerville. View Larger Map The house has survived nicely over the years. At some point the Tudor elements were covered over, but all in all a really nice example of the boom years of…
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2072 Iroquois St

View Larger Map Just south of Ottawa Street is a small subdivision that sprung up at the end of WWI. Along Iroquois and Dacotah are a vast mix of interesting houses. The house above at 2072 Iroquois, isn’t all that different from when it was built, as the…
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Oventhal Building - 1022 Wyandotte Street East

This building on Wyandotte Street West has long been one of my favourites. The large glass block windows on the second floor harken back to the 1930’s. I have no real information on the building or architect. The address comes up as being originally home to the Reycroft department store. I came across a picture of it form the early 1920’s and it’s not the same building, unless it…
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2557 Howard Avenue

I’ve long liked this building on Howard just north of Eugenie. Over the years, it been home to numerous car lots, etc. But I’ve always had a soft spot for it as a good example of Mid-Century architecture. I recently came across the ad above, showing it was…