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Lindon Brooks - Pioneer of Motormen - 1935

Mr. Lindon Clark Brooks – Drove the first Trolley Car His obituary ran on Page 5 of the January 16, 1935 edition of the Border Cities Star, exactly 80 years ago, last Friday. “Windsor’s first street car motorman – and, incidentally, the first street car motor man on the North American continent – died early this morning at his home, 656 Goyeau street, following a…
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DetroitOld PhotographsWindsor

Ambassador Bridge - c. 1928

A photo of what must have been the winter of 1928-1929 as the bridge towers are done, but the roadway is still being laid. Given the arctic blast of the last few days and the snow, it feels like today’s post is a natural fit. This shot is looking east, Detroit on the left, and the Border Cities on the right. Have a great weekend everyone, see you back here Monday. **Also I’ve had a…
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Essex CountyOld PhotographsWindsor

The Amherstburg Stage - c. 1880

From Frederick Neal’s 1909 book “The Township of Sandwich”: The Amherstburg Stage Ready to start from the Windsor Post Office with mail for Sandwich and Amherstburg and intermediate points. Wm. Fox, the veteran stage driver, stands at the rear of his…
DetroitOld Photographs

Spier & Rohns Office - 1896

So yeah, it’s that time of year… we all get busy, and well I totally missed that I forgot to put a post up Friday, until well into Saturday afternoon… so… Sorry about that! Now on to the post that I was going to do on Friday… The Detroit firm of Spier & Rohns designed a large amount of Railway Stations and Churches at the end of the 19th century, and into the…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

Dominion Public Building - c. 1935

An old postcard view of the old Paul Martin Sr. building, shortly after its opening in 1933. Over the last decade or so the building has really fallen on hard times, and despite a few proposals being floated, no renovation or sale of the building to a new party has taken…