Old PhotographsWindsor

Ouellette Looking South c. 1940

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s an old shot looking south along Ouellette from near the present day intersection with University. The building in the foreground to the left is the old Palace Theatre building, demolished in the mid 1980’s. Next to that is the building that’s home to Ray & Kim’s today, still standing, as is the Canada Building to the south. Next to the…
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Essex CountyOld Photographs

Amherst Distillers Office - c. 1927

Today is a view of the offices of the Amherst Distillers. I am assuming that this place was the factory that today is known as Diageo Canada? As I have said many times, my Essex County knowlege is minimal, so tell me readers, who knows anything about this place? I’m…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Ford of Canada - 1915

Today’s post shows the inside of the Ford assembly plant on the Windsor waterfront from 1915. This photograph shows the Model T assembly line and a few partially built Model T’s. The assembly plant was designed by Albert Kahn, who by then was becoming well known for his light filled, spacious, factory designs. Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Only a few more weeks until Labour…
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Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Ouellette & Chatham - 1920

Today’s shot is looking at the southeast corner of Ouellette & Chatham in the spring of 1920. This shot shows the then newish Merchant’s Bank on the corner, with the former Ouellette House, that once stood on the corner, just to the east. A busy spring…
Old PhotographsRenderingsWindsor

Security Building

Probably my favourite downtown building, seen on Monday evening, the Security Building at the corner of University & Pelissier. Designed by local architects Pennington & Boyde, the Security Building opened December 1, 1927. The Security Building as it appeared as…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Old City Hall - 1920

Old City Hall taken in 1920. Formerly a public school it was repurposed and used as Windsor’s second City Hall, until replaced by the current one in 1956. Now there’s a new one coming, and some discussion has come up about how much should be spent. What do you…