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50 - Year Landmark Down in Seconds

From the Detroit Free Press – Saturday, April 30, 1977 p. 18-C BY DEE SIEGELBAUM FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER In a spectacular example of now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t, St. Mary’s Academy, a Windsor landmark for 50 years, was reduced to a smoking pile of rubble Friday. The red brick and concrete structure fell to the ground in seconds under the impact of 1,000 pounds of dynamite…
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Giles and Ouellette - 1932

The photo below ran in the Border Cities Star September 24, 1932 Here are shown a few of the steady stream of cars which patronized the new Supertest gasoline station at the corner of Giles boulevard and Ouellette avenue today, formal opening day. Each motorist who…
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Riverside Recreation and Memorial Centre - 1957 - 2011

A few readers sent in emails to let me know that the Riverside Arena was being wiped away this holiday weekend. The building that was built by the Town of Riverside bites the dust at the age of 54, a victim of the WFCU Centre. As many may remember, the proceeds from the sale of the Riverside arena as well as the Edward Street Community Centre were all factored into the final cost of the new…
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Canada Day

Have a great long weekend everyone. The image below ran in the Border Cities Star June 30, 1926: The artistic conception shown above, appropriate to Dominion Day, tomorrow, was especially drawn for The Border Cities Star by Mr. Armand De Lussier Pigeon, 554 Dougall…
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Henkel Mansion Demolition - 1950

There have been a few posts over the years [like this one, and this one too] about the Henkel Mansion in Ford City, I’ve finally been able to track down something solid about the demolition. From the Windsor Star November 1, 1950: One of Windsor’s most famous landmarks is being torn down to make way for a new city residential subdivision. The Henkel home, shown above, located on…
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1902 Windsor Baseball Team

This article appeared in the Border Cities Star, April 4, 1922, as a look back at the 20th anniversary of the 1902 Windsor Ball Club. THE FAMOUS Windsor ball team of 20 years ago, the team that took Western Ontario pennants for several years in succession from 1899 to…