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Ford Strike of 1945

Happy Friday once again, another weekend is here, and this weekend brings us the 2010 Windsor International Film Festival at the Capitol. There are some interesting films showing, including some from local directors, one of whom is an avid reader of this site. It’s time again to support these local events, full details here -> https://windsorfilmfestival.com/ Today’s photos are…
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Ford City - City Hall

Here’s a recent addition to the IM collection, this photo postcard of the Ford City, City Hall. Situated on the corner of Riverside and Drouillard, in a space last occupied by the parking lot to Our Lady of the Rosary. Over the peak of the roof, you can see the two…
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Essex County Court House

Happy Friday once again! Another weekend is upon us, and it’s time for another old photo. Up today is a great old photo dated November 8, 1920. This one showing The then Essex County Court House, better known today as Mackenzie Hal. Mackenzie Hall was built in 1855 and…
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St. Mary's Academy - 1975

Today’s post kicks off a new feature as I am proud to unveil a new category, The Bob Baillargeon collection. Bob who’s now a Windsor ex-pat, grew up down here, and spent many years as a photo journalist. Bob has been slowly going though his vast photographic collection, and has recently been spending some quality time with his scanner. These photos were shot in the Winter of…
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Albert Kahn

Once again Friday is upon us… Today’s old photo is date stamped on the back from June, 1940, and shows architect Albert Kahn of Detroit looking over blueprints. Some of Kahn’s Windsor area projects…. Not including those done while he was with Mason…
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The Ever-Ready Dress Stay Company

Today’s image comes from the Southwestern Ontario Image Archive, at the Univeristy of Windsor, another one of Windsor’s little known local history resources. The image above of the Ever-Ready Dress Stay factory,is found on page 18, of the booklet…
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Cooper Court

From the Border Cities Star – May 30, 1925: COOPER COURT, FINEST OF BORDER RESIDENCES Above is a general view of Cooper Court, taken from the front. It gives a good idea of the magnificent proportions of the handsome residence, and of the beautiful grounds which front it. The home is built on the site of the former Charles S. King residence. Mr Cooper bought the property from Mr. King and…
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Windsor Waterfront Aerial - 1930

Happy Friday once again everyone! Today’s photo is dated July 11, 1930 and features a good look along Windsor’s waterfront. I’m not sure what event this was used to illustrate, but with early “photoshop” techniques, they’ve circled the…
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Walker Power Building

During the summer, the following picture was posted on this site: In that post I wondered about the addition of the fourth floor that was going on the Walker Power Building. As you can see in this photo they are clearly working on adding the top floor. The building was…