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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…
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Blue Water Dance Pavilion - Tecumseh - c. 1925

The picture above comes from regular reader and commenter Jay Thompson Ricard. Does anyone out there have any stories about this place? It was on the corner of Lesperence & Riverside on the southeast corner. There was a fire in the early 1920’s, but the place kept going, before a fire burned it to the ground in the mid 1930’s (1935-36). Hope everyone had a nice weekend…
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Essex Police Department

© Photo from the Bernie Drouillard Collection While Bernie Drouillard is better known here for his extensive transit history images, he also once passed along to me a collection of shots from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s of local Police cars. From his collection here’s a shot taken in September 1990, of an old Town of Essex Police Car, back in the pre OPP days. Have a…
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Mettawas Hotel - Kingsville - 1889

A neat view of the Mettawas Casino from the Mason & Rice archives. Built on the edge of Lake Erie in Kingsville this massive hotel was built in 1889 and demolished in the 1902 over a tax dispute between the owner and the town of Kingsville. Quite the impressive…
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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…