Old PhotographsWindsor

Ottawa & Moy - 1959

Image from SWODA A view looking at the north east corner of Ottawa Street & Moy Avenue in September, 1959. The Woolworth store stands on the corner. An attractive art deco styled building, it is still standing and is home to Holland’s Consignment Shop today. A few doors east is Kozak’s Hotel. The building today is home to Rockhead Pub, but I recall Kozak’s by the sea…
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Elmcourt Country Club - 1926

Founded in 1921, the Elmcourt Country Club was founded at the same time as the Walkerville Tennis Club, by a split and division of the old Walkerville Country Club. The club was incorporated in June, 1921 and quickly gained 450 members before opening in August, 1921. The…
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Wyandotte Street & Lincoln Road - 1927

A view here looking east along Wyandotte Street East from the intersection with Lincoln Road. Given the angle and the height, I suspect this one was taken from the upper floor or even the roof of the Walkerville Theatre. That block on the south side of the street between…
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The Centre Theatre - Wyandotte Street East

Plans for an east side neighbourhood movie house, first came up in the 1930s, but the onset of the Great Depression but those plans on hold. Once the economy improved enough the onset of WWII further delayed the theatre’s arrival due to a lack of building materials. Finally with the war over, the project was announced in January 1947. Designed by theatre architect Eric W. Hounsom of…
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940 Assumption

Image from SWODA The image above comes from a book published in 1913. The image above shows the Marshall Foundry. The foundry location at 940 Assumption, in the block just east from Parent, did infrastructure castings, like sewer grates, and manhole covers. Image from…
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53 Pitt Street East

Image from SWODA Back in October 1956, the south side of Pitt Street East, between Goyeau and Ouellette was hopping. “Urban Renewal” would bring a massive parking garage to the corner, and the buildings from the Canada Salvage at 65 Pitt Street East and everything to the left of that were demolished for that project. A huge Fire in July 1976 would take out the Windsor Recreation…
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Huron Church & College - 1952

Image from SWODA There’s nothing more amazing that shows the change in Windsor over the years than old street scenes from places that are busy today, but look almost rural from the old days. This photo is a perfect example. This shot was taken in the middle of Huron…
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College & Campbell - 1951

Image from SWODA An interesting view here looking east along College Avenue towards the intersection with Campbell Avenue. This shot was taken in May, 1951, and despite 13 years having passed since the streetcars were removed, the tracks are still plainly visible and…