Old PhotographsWindsor

Wyandotte Street - Walkerville - July 2001

An interesting look back at the liveliest block in Old Walkerville, as it appeared in July 2001. The corner store just closed in 2013, but what a difference. This has always been one of my favourite blocks in the city. Definitely the most original Edwardian commercial block…
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Canderel Building Construction - March 2001

Hard to believe that I shot these pictures 13 years ago. This shows the corner of Riverside and Ouellette with the Canderel Building under construction. This sign makes mention of “Windsor’s premier condominium residences”. The original plan included…
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Ouellette & Park - c. 1933

An old look back at the north east corner of Ouellette and Park. The old Prince Edward Hotel sat on the corner, it was demolished as replaced with the Scotia Bank branch there today. Windsor has lost a great many buildings over the years, but it’s these tall massive ones like the Prince Edward and the Norton Palmer that hurt the most. While they may not have been the fanciest or most ornate…
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Sandwich Street Looking East - 1915

This photographs was taken just west of Ferry Street looking east towards Ferry. The site occupied today by the St Clair Centre For The Arts (ex Cleary Auditorium), the old Norwich Block can be seen in the distance. This photograph was dated, 1915. Hope everyone had a…
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Mystery Building - 1915

This building was included in an album of photos of Windsor and Walkerville and was dated 1915. Unfortunately there zero info with the photographs, and while I looked for year, I have yet to find out what or where this building was. So, take a look at this mysterious…
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Merchant's Bank - 1920

A look today at the south east corner of Ouellette and Chatham today. Standing on the corner is the Merchant’s Bank of Canada building. To the left of the bank building is the Vital Ouellette house, still standing, but well hidden. It used to sit on the corner but was moved to the east in I believe 1903. The Merchant’s Bank merged with and into the Bank of Montreal in 1921. A handsome…
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Kingsville-On-The-Lake Part 1 - c. 1933

From a travel guide from the early 1930’s is this little trip out to Kingsville… The write up on Kingsville is as follows: Kingsville is one of the most southerly towns in Canada. It is 28 miles south-east of Windsor over paved roads. There are fine bathing…
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Sandwich Street Looking West - 1895

Image from the SWODA A shot of the south side of today’s Riverside Drive looking west from Ouellette. The front entrance of Merchants Bank building (later the Ritz Hotel) is visible on the right hand side of the photograph. The old Norwich Block is visible on the left…