Old PhotographsWindsor

Willistead - 1906

A nice old shot from the Library of Congress showing the Albert Kahn designed Willistead Manor. Interesting to see the original landscaping, before the grounds became the park it is today. An interesting detail shot, there’s a glimpse of a worker there…. As well as you can see the steeple of the original St. Anne’s church on Richmond and Argyle. Have a great weekend everyone…
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Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Pitt Street Looking East - 1920

Happy Wednesday everyone! A neat shot looking east down Pitt Street towards Ouellette. The street car at the end of the shot is on the other side of Ouellette and was the W.E. & L.S. car to the county. The closest building on the left beside the car is the real estate…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

The Crawford House - 1920

This photograph shown above shows the Crawford House hotel that was situated on the north side of Sandwich Street (today’s Riverside Drive) at Ferry. The hotel was owned by Alexander Crawford, the namesake of Crawford Avenue on the near west side, and originally a…
Old PhotographsWindsor

New Homes on Randolph - 1919

From the Border Cities Era June 7, 1919: View of Randolph avenue in Sandwich, showing construction work on 20 homes that are being erected by the Border Cities Builders, Limited, recently incorporated with a capital of $40,000. Randolph avenue is located in the choice residential section that embraces the rapidly growing district between Windsor and Sandwich, getting closer together all the time.
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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…
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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 similar in design to the front. It provides Assumption with accommodations for 800 students. The first sod for the building was…
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Essex CountyOld Photographs

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…