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Peabody Bridge

For the month of March, the Friday old Photos will be Railroad related. So if you are a railfan, you’ll probably be looking forward to Friday. If you’re not… Today’s old photo is dated January 9, 1921, and is captioned Bridge over G.T.R. – Walkerville The edge of the long demolished Peabody building is visible on the left. Not to be confused with the still…
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Wyandotte & Devonshire

Today’s picture comes to us from the John Stefani collection. A view from about 1908, looking west along Wyandotte Street from the intersection with Devonshire. The building on the right is the Strathcona Building, designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1907. View…
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Bank of Commerce - Sandwich Branch

Happy Friday once again. Up today is this photo dated, November 29, 1938. The caption: “Branch of the Canadian Bank Of Commerce In Windsor” As soon as I saw the photo, I knew where it was taken. Sadly the location came down in 2003. It was located in the…
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Imperial Bank - Walkerville

Happy Friday everyone! Another week gone, and we’re more than halfway through February too! Up today is one of my favourite photos that I’ve come across. Dated June 1, 1934, the caption on the back reads: “Bank at Walkerville Ontario across river from Detroit” I love the street life captured in this photo. A real moment in time captured. View Larger Map Here is the bank…
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St. Paul's Mission

Today’s photo is marked “St. Paul’s Mission, Windsor” and dated January 21, 1925. I can’t find much on this church. There is no listing in the 1924 directory for a St. Paul’s. Locally there is a Catholic St. Paul’s in LaSalle, on…
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100th Anniversary Cake

This one has a caption on the back “The Cake on Ouellette Avenue”, and bears the date June 5, 1954. Taken during the celebrations the first time Windsor celebrated a centennial in 1954. Once wasn’t enough, and they decided to do it again in 1992. The first one was the anniversary of Windsor’s founding. The second time was to celebrate the centennial of Windsor’s…
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Sandwich Street - 1954

Once again, a Happy Friday to everyone! Today’s old photo shows us a view along Sandwich St with a date of April 19, 1954. A nice close up view of the old retail that was once along this stretch of Sandwich St. You could get your TV repaired, and pick up some Bologna…
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Oliver Farm Subdivision

“Officials of the small holdings development branch of the Veterans Land Act visited the Maryland or Oliver subdivision near Windsor yesterday to view the subdivision and judge it as par of the Dominion-wide competition which will name the best developed subdivision in…