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Howard & Division c 1928

Image © Bernie Drouillard Collection, digitized by John Stefani An interesting shot looking south on Howard Avenue, from the intersection with Division road. Today’s shot, once again comes from the Bernie Drouillard collection, and thanks as always to John Stefani for digitizing them for us. The tracks in the foreground of the photo is the old interurban street car line, the W.E. & L.S.
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Windsor - Detroit Tunnel Entrance c 1974

A neat shot showing the long running GM new look coaches. The last of these weren’t retried until about 4 or 5 years ago. The old sign at the tunnel entrance is long gone, as is the old GREYHOUND marquee on the old bus station. Along the awning of the bus…
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Ouellette & Pitt - c. 1929

A view of Ouellette Avenue at the end of the boom years. This shot shows the two major local downtown department stores, Bartlet, MacDonald & Gow as well as C. H. Smith’s. Of all the buildings visible in this picture, only one still stands today, and is the current…
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The Lawn of Hiram Walker - 1899

This view looking west from what is today known as the Canadian Club Brand Centre, shows some of the long lost distillery buildings. The white grain silos today sit to the rear of the taller building. Perhaps an earlier version? You can also see a bit of the Walkerville…
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Ford City Bathing Beach - c 1930

Over the weekend, I found another shot of what was by then called the East Windsor Bathing Beach. Ford City was renamed East Windsor in 1929, with the arrival of the large Chrysler Factory at Drouillard & Tecumseh. A neat photo you can see the way it was built up to…