Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

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 old train station, and also highlighted with the arrow, the location of the City Hall. It would have been a stroll though a…
Read more
Old PhotographsWindsor

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…
Old PhotographsWindsor

The 2011 International Metropolis Calendar

As many long time readers may remember back in 2009 the first International Metropolis calendar was unveiled, entitled “Lost Windsor” it was a look back at many of the buildings in our city which have disappeared over years since the site was…
Old PhotographsWindsor

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…
Read more
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

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…
Old PhotographsReader SubmissionWindsor

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.
Old PhotographsWindsor

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…
Read more
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

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…
Old PhotographsWindsor

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.