Old PhotographsWindsor

Downtown Windsor - c. 1925

A neat old picture. A stamp on the back reads “Please credit this photo Canadian Pacific Railway” No other information. The photo can be no younger than 1920 as the Imperial Bank is the corner of University & Ouellette. It can be no older than 1930, as the old Post Office is still there. Speaking of the bank, check out this scene. A neat News stand, as well as the streetcar…
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General Byng School

Happy Friday once again! Another week in the book. Today’s photo is dated May 24, 1927. The caption on the back reads: Gen. Byng Continuation School, Sandwich A nice view of what is today Forster Secondary on Felix on Windsor’s west side. Back when the school was…
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2012 IM Calendar

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The 2012 International Metropolis Calendar makes its glorious return once again, with the big pre-sale period discount. This year’s calendar is priced at [$19.99 + $6.50 s&h/hst] for the duration of the presale period, the calendar is…
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Ford Factory - 1935

Happy Friday once again. Today is an old photo from the Ford Motor Company, dated July 12, 1935. The caption on the back reads as follows: The machine shop and final assembly building. This building covers more than 13 acres of ground. At the extreme left is the new electric furnace foundry, built this year at a cost of $500,000. This part of the picture is my favourite. The large apartment…
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Walkerville From Above - c. 1970

Happy Friday once again everyone. Today is an undated photo of the Walkerville Area from above. I’m guessing the date to be about 1970 or so. The old Train Station is gone, and the Waterfront Ford Plant # 1 is also gone. It was demolished in 1969. So I doubt that the…
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Leo Page Residence - 1919

Today we go to Ouellette Avenue, but all the way back to November 8, 1919. We took a look at the Leo Page house back in 2009 here. But I’ve recently obtained a copy of original photo. What a grand house. This front entrance seems very Great Gatsby-esque, and makes me…
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Chez Gyliane - 1988

From a restaurant review that ran in the Free Press, April 22, 1988: The building at Wyandotte and Kildare is more well known today as the Kildare House… View Larger Map In the mid 1990’s I believe it was known as either Shilhouettes or the Limelight Lounge? Maybe both? I need a long time Walkerville resident to help me out here. Any other uses for this place over the years anyone…
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Devonshire Mall - 1976

From the Detroit Free Press, November 28, 1976: Windsor’s Devonshire Mall, where you can find European clothes and children’s toys, inexpensive crystal, genuine Delft, and English Christmas delicacies. How things change. Have a good weekend everyone, see you…
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St. Mary's Church - Walkerville - 1904

Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress Last Friday of September! Today’s old photo comes again from the collection of the Library of Congress, and the Detroit Publishing Company Archives. Today we take a look at St. Mary’s Church, designed by Cram…