Old Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

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 property. Veterans’ representatives and city commissioners look with approval upon the removal idea. The only obstacle is…
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Lost WindsorOld Newspaper Stories

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…
Old Newspaper Stories

Royal Visit of 1954

When thinking of Royal Visits to Windsor, the Royal Visits of 1939, 1951 & 1984 spring to mind. While the English Royal family has made several visits to our fair city over the years, one that’s little known, and largely forgotten, is the Royal Visit of His…
Apartment BuildingsOld Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

Rogin Block - 401 Parent Avenue

August 18, 1914 Designed by Windsor architects Adams & Atcheson, this building was erected in 1914, for Charles Rogin on the corner of Parent & Assumption, in what was described in 1914 as the “east end of the city”. The building featured apartments on the second floor, with a grocery store on the main floor. A large awning covered the apartment entrance along Assumption.
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Rinshed Mason Company of Canada Ltd - Wyandotte & Crawford - 1954

From the Windsor Star – May 8, 1954 Out of the ashes of one of the largest fires Windsor has ever seen has arisen the most modern paint manufacturing company in Canada. The Rinshed-Mason Company, renamed following the fire, to succeed the old Standard Paint and Varnish Company, was rebuilt and formally reopened exactly one year to the day following an early morning explosion that rocked…
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