Old PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Hi Ho - Part II

A big thanks goes out to Chris Edwards at Walkerville Publishing, for sharing these photos with us over here. Last year at Art in the Park, Chris put on an exhibiton of historic photographs in the Manor House, and in that exhibition Hi Ho was featured as being Canada’s First Drive-In. “The Hi Ho Drive-In began on Sandwich Street on the west side of Windsor, Ontario, in 1937 by Aimee…
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More Streetcars again

Car # 95 – Again, a very specific car. Snow clearance? Car # 198 – Freight car Another one marked # 198. Same car as above? Or did they some how use the same number twice? Car # 301 on London St. – Photo from April 25, 1938 – The S.W. & A. must have made a mint off of Winchester Cigarettes. Seems like they had an ad on ever car at one point… Car # 301…
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Reader's Submissions...

Photo courtesy Darren B. The photo above comes from regular reader Darren B. , who submitted a follow up to the silo series from the other day. The silo is now all gone. o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o The next series of photos comes from reader Urbanrat, who has submitted a few photos of downtown that he has taken from his balcony over…
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United Grill

From my 1954 Visitor’s Guide, the only other restuarant still open, the United Grill on University Ave near the old Greyhound Station. A gleaming white, streamlined modern architectural beauty. The interior looks like it was quite the hopping place at one time.