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Remember

Tomorrow is November 11th. Take a moment tomorrow to remember those that came before you, and who fought and died in battles for you, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, relatives, and those still in active duty today. While many were lucky enough to have relatives come back alive, Despite being in dangerous conditions… Never forget those who didn’t. Laying in mass graveyards on…
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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…
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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 was designed by Detroit architect Albert Jordan. It was built by the Mackenzie Brothers of Sarnia, one of whom, Alexander…
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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: “Souvenir : Windsor and Walkerville, May, 1895 : Official Programme of Grand Military Demonstration, May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1895.
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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…
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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…