Notable WindsoritesOld Newspaper Stories

Fred Neal - 1855-1931

Fred Neal was a local historian, who’s early work “Township of Sandwich, Past & Present” left us an invaluable record of early days in Sandwich. If you don’t have a copy, or have never read it, a copy can be found here: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/swoda-windsor-region/23/ Below is the news of his passing as it ran in the Border Cities Star November 13…
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711 Riverside Drive East

A return visit today to a site we visited back in 2009. 711 Riverside Drive East, on the south east corner of Riverside Drive and Louis Avenue is an old building, that’s obvious to anyone driving past. I recently came across an old newspaper article from 1958, claiming that it might have been the city’s first two storey brick building… Like many stories in Windsor, they can be…
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Wigle Park - 1909

A view of the Wigle Park Fountain – August, 1909 – Mayor Wigle to the right The Wigle Park Fountain, designed by Watt & Crane, 1909, made out of cement. Lost somewhere to time. It likely wasn’t built to survive being constantly wet, and likely…
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Demolition of the CPR Station - 1935

April 20,1935 For a long time, I have always been curious about the old CPR station that sat on the waterfront across from where CBC is located today. There are postcards of the station, but little else seems to be be around about it. Designed by Edward Colonna, the…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1971

While looking for some information about Patrick Maguire a local engineer who designed many of the high rise buildings in Windsor, I came across this article from 1971, when plans were to convert the Prince Edward Hotel into an apartment building for seniors. Here lies the Prince … 49 years of nostalgia By DAVE AGNEW – Windsor Star December 10, 1971 There was no August 1. Time…
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Cenotaph to Jackson Park - 1932

Councilors Favor Moving War Memorial – May 23, 1932 – The Essex County War Memorial, shown above, may be moved to a new location in Jackson Park as a result of the application that has been made to the council for a permit to erect a gas station on adjoining…
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Pitt Street Property Dispute - 1912

Pitt street is marching right to the front as part of Windsor’s business section. This view shows the old blacksmith shop between Ouellette and Goyeau, which has been purchased by Joseph Appelbe as the site of the new vaudeville theatre. There is a dispute over part of…