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Red Beach - Dieppe France

A week ago, I had the opportunity to visit Dieppe, France, the site of the disastrous WWII raid that took place on August 19, 1942. The monument above, also has a twin that sits in Dieppe Park in downtown Windsor. Red Beach was the landing site of the Essex Scottish Regiment, and it is located directly in front of the monument in Dieppe. Of the 553 member of the Essex Scottish Regiment who…
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DemolitionLost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

New Federal Building for 1932

Nearly 52 years ago Windsor celebrated the opening of its new Post Office. During the coming year the now-ancient building will be torn down. Also razed will be the equally decrepit and abandoned Weights and Measures building. Occupying both sites as well as the little park…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

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…
Old PhotographsWindsor

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…
Old PhotographsWindsor

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…