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1934 Walkerville Town Council

From the Border Cities Star – January 3, 1934: The 1934 Walkerville Town Council met for the first time at Willistead Tuesday and got all organized for a year of hard work. The new council, together with A. E. Cock, the town clerk, posed for this picture as they left the meeting. Front row, left to right: Councillors Griggs and Long, Mayor Farrow, and Councillors Martin and Chick; and back…
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Park & Victoria - 1926

From the Border Cities Star – September 27, 1926: Staunch Old Elms Planted in 1865, to Fall Hydro railway workmen will soon dig their axes into the trunks of these two fine old elms, located at the corner of Park street and Victoria avenue. The trees, which have stood…
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J. Clark Keith Hydro Plant

Located in Brighton Beach, the J. Clark Keith coal powered hydro plant was opened in 1953, and was demolished in 1997. Below is a rendering that appeared in the Windsor Daily Star, February 19, 1949: These first architects’ drawings of the $21,000,000 Windsor steam hydro generating plan which will go into construction in the Brighton Beach area this spring were released today by the Hydro…
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Suggested Civic Centre

This comes from regular reader Mike F. who came across this rendering from the Border Cities Star, November 1, 1930: Location of the proposed new Canadian National Railways station on the riverfront, at the foot of Windsor avenue, with a city hall square at the…
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Displaced By The 401 - 1956

From the Windsor Daily Star – August 30, 1956: DISPLACED BY 401 – Six houses are being moved to make way for an overpass for Highway 401. This is being moved along North Talbot Rd., between Howard Ave. and Walker Rd., to its new location, a trip of about a mile. So last time a highway was built through Windsor, they moved six houses to a new location, rather than demolish them when…
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