Old Photographs

Windsor Waterfront - 2001

Was going through some older photographs this week, when I came across this one from August 2001. It shows a time when the waterfront pumping station was still in ruins and not attached to the shore. As you can see on the right side of the photo the path system was at this time, under construction to create what is there today. However, I remember back in my youth that the building was derelict…
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Edgewater Tavern - 1938

Situated on Riverside Drive, just east of the junction of Little River and beautiful Lake St. Clair, is Edgewater Thomas Inn, famous along the Border as a rendezvous for many a brilliant gathering.An extensive remodeling program, completed this year, has completely…
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391 Tecumseh Road East - Former Supertest Station

Located at 391 Tecumseh Road East at Mercer is this former auto repair shop. Judging from the signs on the building, it is owned by the WEDCSB, likely used for parking for Catholic Central Next Door. This Tudor revival style building was originally home to a Supertest…
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Cecil E. Jackson - 1873-1956

A look today at the namesake of Jackson Park via his obituary, January 23, 1956. A civic giant, and one of the people responsible for the Windsor we enjoy today. A person who dedicated his life to making Windsor a better place. Park Bears Name Of Civic Figure Held Chief Magistrate’s Post When City Reached Crossroads Former Mayor Cecil E. Jackson, for whom Jackson Park is named…
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Hiram Walker Bottling Plant

A view of the Hiram Walker Bottling Building. This one was built around 1906 and was located on the south side of Riverside Drive to the east of the employee parking lot opposite the main office. The site today is a vacant lot. The building was demolished in…
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711 Riverside Drive East

A return visit today to a site we visited back in 2009. 711 Riverside Drive East, on the south east corner of Riverside Drive and Louis Avenue is an old building, that’s obvious to anyone driving past. I recently came across an old newspaper article from 1958, claiming…
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Walkerville Tourist Camp Honeymoon Nest

Back in 2014, I posted about the Honeymoon Nest the Walkerville Tourist Camp, but had no additional information at the time. Then a few months ago, I was browsing the SWODA when I came across the same image, this time in postcard format, and I figured that this one must have a story that would be worth further investigation. Postcard from SWODA Seeing as I had now come across a second…
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586-596 Ouellette Avenue

Image from Google Streetview – 2016 The building on the north east corner of Ouellette & Wyandotte Streets has long been one that interested me. It looks like a standard building that you can find all over every city in North America. However, it is the victim…
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Car Barn Designation Moving Forward

University Avenue West Card Barns c 1921 Hey there, sorry it’s been quiet over here at International Metropolis world headquarters. We’re actually in the middle of finalizing a forthcoming book that will be out later this fall, published by our friends at…