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Erie & Parent - 1935

From the Border Cities Star – February 1, 1935: Spring must be right around the corner. The large steam shovel of the Keystone Contractors is seen above carrying out excavations at the northeast corner of Erie street and Parent avenue, in preparation for erection of two new stores. It is the first time a shovel has been thus employed in Windsor for several years, but may be indicative of…
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Harry Guppy School Part 2

From the Border Cities Star, October 31, 1931 With the school’s “father”, Mr. Harry E. Guppy, veteran former school trustee present, the new Guppy Public School, on Tecumseh Road, was formally opened in ceremonies Friday afternoon and evening. The school…
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Harry Guppy School

From the Border Cities Star, July 9, 1929 Above is a drawing of the Harry E. Guppy School which the Board of Education hopes to start erecting this fall in order to accommodate the increasing public school attendance in Windsor. The building, plans for which were drawn by…
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Downtown Windsor - 1982

This photo and letter to the editor ran in Detroit Free Press in 1982. 30 years ago, that’s hard to believe! Above is the actual photo that was used with the letter to the editor. A detail shot of the east side of Ouellette. Just south of the CIBC building, I believe that’s the old C.H. Smith’s still standing. Have a great Canada Day long weekend everyone! No post Monday, see…
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Bridgeview Opening - 1952

From the Windsor Daily Star – July 4, 1952: Above is an artist’s sketch of the city’s newest housing develop- ment known as “Bridgeview,” in which 325 new homes soon will be completed. Many of them now are ready for occupancy or within a few days of…
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St. Joseph's School - 1915

From The Evening Record – November 25, 1915: NEW ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL ON EAST SIDE The new St. Joseph’s school at the corner of Niagara and Marion is practically completed and will be opened the first of the year, relieving much of the congestion that has…
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Benstein Block - Pitt and McDougall - 1917

From the Evening Record, May 1917: Ever alert to the interests and prosperity of the city as well as to his own affairs, H. Benstein, merchant, now occupies the new building he recently erected at the corner of Pitt street and McDougall avenue, Windsor. The building is a credit to the city and is built on the site of Mr. Benstein’s old establishment in which he conducted a dry goods…
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Hotel Dieu Expansion - 1955

From the Windsor Daily Star – March 3, 1955: Plans to built a new 120-bed wing at Hotel Dieu were announced today by hospital officials. They said the new unit will replace the original building, above, which will be torn down as soon as the proposed wing is…