Essex CountyOld Photographs

School At Amherstburg - 1923

From the December, 1923 issue of “Construction” is the picture above. Unfortunately there is no other information about the location. As I’ve said before, I’m severely lacking in my knowledge of the county. Does anyone recognize the building? Is it still around? The only notations with the picture are: Architect, Norman McEvers, Windsor and Contractors, Ernest Clarke, Ltd.
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Dillon Hall - 1927

From the Border Cities Star – November 15, 1927: Shown here is Assumption College’s $300,000 classroom building, construction work on which has just been completed. The structure fronts Patricia road, but the rear, which faces the other college buildings, is…
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The Big Tomato - Leamington - Then and Now

The photo above shows the Leamington visitor information booth, better known as “The Big Tomato” about 1965. The booth was built in 1961. Located at the corner of Talbot and Mill Streets. Above is a shot of the booth today, via Google streetview. Click here for a throw back to the 25th birthday in 1986. (The CBC doesn’t allow their video’s to be embedded). Have a great…
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Salt Mine - 1940

From the collection of John Morand This shot is looking north towards the river. Sandwich street crosses in the middle of the picture. Nearly every building in the picture on the north side of Sandwich is gone today. From the collection of John Morand Oddly enough, part of this one survives… Photo from 2007 The low two storey section remains standing. While the taller tower part is…
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New Windsor Salt Office - 1953

From the collection of John Morand A few shots of the “new” office building on Prospect street, opened in 1953. This picture shows the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony. From the collection of John Morand This one shows a full parking lot, and is probably…
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More Salt Mines

From the collection of John Morand A couple of more today from John’s family collection. This is the only underground photo in the collection, it is undated, but I’m going to put it around 1953/1954. From the collection of John Morand This one is dated 1954 and…