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Dougall Super-Highway - 1931

The new super-highway provided by widening Dougall Road this year, supplementing widening of the three subways last year. According to the article to go with the picture, the cost of widening and resurfacing Dougall Ave was $75,000 (about $1.1 million in 2014). The highway was expanded from between the CPR tracks and the Grand Marais Drain, and widened 9 feet on either side. I remember there being…
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Kennedy Collegiate - 1931

The Hon. W. C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute symbolizes the spirit of the Border Cities. The collegiate is shown here as it is seen from McDougall street and Tecumseh Boulevard, in its setting of deep lawns. The the background is a glimpse of Jackson Park and the old Jockey…
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Salvation Army Metropole - 1931 - Chatham Street East

This building has come up in discussion over the years, and I finally came across a photo of it in the December 31, 1931 edition of the Border Cities Star. It was located on Chatham Street, just west of the Greyhound/SW&A Bus Station. The site today is replaced by a one story commercial block. It’s amazing how much density has been lost from the downtown core over the years… Hope…
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Erie & McDougall - Christmas 1963

From a Season’s Greeting Ad from December 1963: The new main substation and control centre being built on Erie St. East is constructed on the original foundations of buildings erected in 1914 and 1922. So strong and sound are these foundations that our engineering…
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Sergt. William Lees

As one of the 23d Light Dragoons he served at the Battle of Telavera, in 1809, and at the Battle of Waterloo, under the Duke of Wellington, June 18, 1815. He died Oct 30, 1868 and his remains are interred at St. John’s graveyard. Interesting footnote of History that a…
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Medical Arts Building - c. 1935

One of the more interesting and I think overlooked buildings in Windsor is the old Medical Arts building on Ouellette, just south of Erie, opposite Hotel Dieu Hospital. Slowly being renovated into residential units, I’m sure it will be a great place once it’s done. For the life of me though, I cannot understand how planning permission was granted to build the Health Unit office next…
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Little Bavaria

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Here today we have an old advertisement for the Little Bavaria Tavern. Located beside Mario’s at 747 Ouellette Ave (in the building that was last known as Bentley’s) You can see the Little Bavaria in this photo above, that first…