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Deauville Beach Club - St. Clair Beach - 1927

From the Border Cities Star, a grand unbuilt plan, dated April 30, 1927: A MAGNIFICENT clubhouse will be built on the shores of Lake St. Clair by the Deauville Beach Club, Ltd. The club will be located nine miles east of Windsor, near the property of the Beach Grove Country Club. The building, a picture of which is shown above, will be 10 storeys high, with bathing beaches, gymnasiums, and a…
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451 Park Street West - 1965

So this picture ran on the Windsor Star’s from the vault the other week. I thought it was pretty neat old shot of the School Board offices, and deserved further investigation. So here it is, from June 24, 1965: NEW AND OLD – Work has been completed on a…
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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…