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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St Anne's - 1140 Monmouth Rd - 1960

St Anne’s Separate School on Monmouth Rd in Walkerville is seen in this photo above that ran in the construction company’s ad in December of 1960. Modern renovations have stripped all Mid-Century Style and Design from the building, but it’s still in use and…
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St Mary's - Ouellette Ave - 1920

Here’s an old shot of St Mary’s Academy that was located on Ouellette Ave, south of Park St. St Mary’s stood downtown until the construction of the Tunnel came along, and the order sold the land to Fred Martin and his tunnel company, and they then relocated…
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Elmwood Motor Hotel - Dougall Ave - 1960

In the late 1950s a large expansion occurred at the Elmwood, which involved the construction of a new motel section. I had long wondered who was the architect responsible. I had always assumed that it was done by out of town architects as there aren’t many large motel developments in the city. While going through some old ads the other day though, I came across this picture above from 1960.
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401 Ouellette - Then and Now

Photo above from June 2002. The Park Building at the corner of Park & Ouellette, built in the mid 1920’s and designed by Sheppard & Masson, the building was horribly renovated and reclad. Today, it looks a little like this ^^^ Hope everyone had a nice…
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579 Church

Scene of an intentionally set fire earlier this week, 579 Church is probably not long for this world. These photos above date from 2002, and in the last 13 years, the house has suffered from a lack of maintenance and care, but was still a great old Queen Anne style house.