Old PhotographsWindsor

Ford of Canada - 1915

Today’s post shows the inside of the Ford assembly plant on the Windsor waterfront from 1915. This photograph shows the Model T assembly line and a few partially built Model T’s. The assembly plant was designed by Albert Kahn, who by then was becoming well known for his light filled, spacious, factory designs. Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Only a few more weeks until Labour…
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Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Ouellette & Chatham - 1920

Today’s shot is looking at the southeast corner of Ouellette & Chatham in the spring of 1920. This shot shows the then newish Merchant’s Bank on the corner, with the former Ouellette House, that once stood on the corner, just to the east. A busy spring…
Old PhotographsRenderingsWindsor

Security Building

Probably my favourite downtown building, seen on Monday evening, the Security Building at the corner of University & Pelissier. Designed by local architects Pennington & Boyde, the Security Building opened December 1, 1927. The Security Building as it appeared as…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Old City Hall - 1920

Old City Hall taken in 1920. Formerly a public school it was repurposed and used as Windsor’s second City Hall, until replaced by the current one in 1956. Now there’s a new one coming, and some discussion has come up about how much should be spent. What do you…
Bernie Drouillard CollectionOld PhotographsWindsor

Street Car 366 - University Ave - c. 1930

© The Bernie Drouillard Collection Here’s a picture of an example of what was known as the Cincinnati Street Car series. This shot was taken on London Street (now University Ave) at Pelissier about 1930. What if I told you one of these cars stayed in the area and has recently been unearthed. Despite being out of service for nearly 70 years, a large part of a similar car still exists&#8230…
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