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Windsor Raceway Fire - 1975

Happy Friday again everyone… Welcome to October. Today we have a photo on which I have no background information… It’s a photo of the Windsor Raceway Grandstand on fire. The photo is dated March 20 (might be 26), 1975. Credit is given to “Bill Kofender – Windsor Raceway Photographer”. When I met architect Doug Johnson a few years ago, he mentioned that his…
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Old City Hall - 1929

Happy Friday once again, back to the old photos. This one today is features Windsor’s previous City Hall. The photo is dated November 26, 1929. Designed by Detroit architect Albert Jordan, this building was built as the central school house in 1856. Around 1904 it…
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Street Car Interior - c. 1915

Today’s photo comes from a reader named George C. who lives in the south eastern United States, but came across the website via some information he received about the Electric Avenue Show last year at the art gallery. He sent along this photo to share with readers.
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Geo. E. White & Son

Here’s a little building I drive past all the time, located at the corner of Sheppard and Windsor. The former home of Geo. E. White & Son Ltd. View Larger Map Here’s a view of the building, it’s located directly across the street from Windsor Truck and Storage (Windsor’s oldest business, having started in 1880). The company was founded in 1880 as well, and was home…
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Devonshire Racetrack Paddock

Today’s old photo comes again from the dumped collection of the Detroit News. This photo is dated January 27, 1923, but was clearly not taken in January. I think this is the same photo that once ran in the Windsor Star, although the photo has a photographers stamp in…
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Ottawa Street & Langlois - 1940's

Happy Friday, once again, we’ve got an old Windsor Photo to look at. This old shot was taken by Sid Lloyd, Windsor’s pre-eminent commercial photographer of the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Each and every one of his photographs were works of art.
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Francois Baby House - 1956

Happy Friday everyone! Time again for another look back at Windsor through some old photos… Today’s photo was snapped August 10, 1956. The Baby house must have been freshly renovated, as there is no lawn, no shutters on the windows and the door is exposed to the elements. Contrast the picture above with this postcard from a year or two later. View Larger Map Here’s the same…
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Walkerville Federal Building - 1919

Happy Friday, today’s old photo dates to November 1919, and takes us over to the Walkerville Federal Building on Devonshire, more commonly referred to as the Walkerville Post Office. View Larger Map Surprisingly this view hasn’t changed much in the last 91…
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Dieppe

More of a heads up than a post today… but I thought that some readers may be interested in this, and some may even be able to attend. On August 19, 1942, the ill fated raid on Dieppe took place. Of the 553 member of the Essex Scottish Regiment of Windsor who took part…