Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Auto Specialties Co - Tecumseh Road

Back in 2009 we took a quick look at this one, and left with more questions than answers. Despite being a major employer at the time, it strange that so little info exists on this one, and I have been unable to even locate a decent picture of the place. Map of the factory – 1935Overview of the factory site – 2020 The Auto Specialties factory came to Windsor in 1919…
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Chatham Street East - 1976

I can’t seem to find in my notes, where the photo above came from. I suspect that someone sent it to me, but I am unable to locate the source of in my records, to give the correct credit. So if it came from you, and you’ve got the background on it, please email…
Buildings of WindsorLost WindsorOld Photographs

25 Pitt Street East

Going through old photos, I came across these pictures I had taken of Patrick O’Ryan’s prior to demolition. The building has a long and interesting history. It was originally built as the annex to the Manning House Hotel which sat beside it, fronting…
Lost WindsorOld Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

Prince Edward Hotel - 1971

While looking for some information about Patrick Maguire a local engineer who designed many of the high rise buildings in Windsor, I came across this article from 1971, when plans were to convert the Prince Edward Hotel into an apartment building for seniors. Here lies the Prince … 49 years of nostalgia By DAVE AGNEW – Windsor Star December 10, 1971 There was no August 1. Time…
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Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Downtown Windsor - 1900

Here’s an old shot I acquired a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever posted this one before, but if I have, apologies for the re-post. Also excuse my poor Photoshop skills around the border on the right hand side as well…. This shot, like many…
Old Photographs

Essex County War Memorial

A couple of recent additions to my collection, a pair of photographs of the Cenotaph at Giles & Ouellette. The photos are someone’s personal snapshots, and are undated. Judging from the cars visible on the left hand side of the first photo, this one is probably…
Buildings of WindsorOld Photographs

1501 Tecumseh Rd E

While doing some research over the last little while, I found reference to a new, previously unknown (to me at least) architect in Windsor from the late 1920’s named Charles L Archibald. He appears to have been located in Walkerville, and was the architect for several projects for Marsden, Fawcett & Cameron, builders & contractors in the 1927-1928 period. A few of their projects were…
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Buildings of WindsorOld Photographs

Bartlet Building - 1921

From the Border Cities Star – March 19, 1921 Designed by architect J. C. Pennington, who moved his offices to the third floor after construction. The building was developed by E. N. Bartlet who purchased the property, and the one to the west. On the corner of…