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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…
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Everything Old Is New Again...

Today’s post idea comes from Urbanrat, who recently informed me about a discussion that took place about a new library/combination cultural centre that was talked about to help revitalize a dying downtown… The only difference is the headline below appeared in the Windsor Star on December 3, 1968. 43 years later almost the exact same discussion is happening again. Amazing how Windsor…
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667 Cataraqui Street

Here’s only old drawing from an ad that ran in the Border Cities Star in 1932. This building was located on the south side of Cataraqui Street, just west of Louis Ave. This warehouse built in 1922 and survived through the mid 1960’s. It was originally the Maillioux and Parent offices and warehouse, built in 1922, and used by the company through 1928. They were better known as the…
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Oliver Farm Subdivision

“Officials of the small holdings development branch of the Veterans Land Act visited the Maryland or Oliver subdivision near Windsor yesterday to view the subdivision and judge it as par of the Dominion-wide competition which will name the best developed subdivision in…