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The Republic

Here is a photo of the car “Republic” of the Windsor, Essex & Lake Shore Rapid Railway, passing though Essex. From the John Stefani collection. According to this website: Location: The railway is located in southern Ontario, extending between the communities of Windsor and Leamington. History: The idea of constructing an interurban railway line from Windsor to the southeast was…
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Remember

While browsing on the Virtual Motor City website, an archive of old Detroit News photographs at Wayne State Univeristy, I came across a pair of old photos of ceremonies at the Cenotaph. Both photos were taken at the old Centoaph location at Gilles & Ouellette, next…
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Essex Terminal No. 6

Today comes a great old photo from the John Stefani Collection. It was noted on the back of the photo: “Essex Terminal 6 0-6-0” “Walkerville, Ont. April 24, 1932” Maybe our resident Railfans can add a little something about the engine for…
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College Of The Assumption

The Photo above is from the book “Picturesque Detroit & Environs” published in 1893. It shows what is today Assumption University. This appears to be after phase three of the construction. A postcard from the early 1900’s. As you can see the building has received another addition to the north. This appears to be phase four. Here are a set of blueprints dated March 1875…
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Standard Foundry

On Walker Rd., just south of the no longer existent Cataraqui Place, stood the Kerr Engine Works plant. The plant had two divisions, Kerr Engine Works and Standard Foundry & Supply Co. A view of the 1937 Fire Plan An artists view of the plant c. 1910. As time went on…
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Windsor 1920 - Part I

Few few years back, I came across and old photo album for sale that was full of photos from around the Great Lakes. It’s full of photos from Belle Isle, Boblo, Buffalo, Detroit, Grayling, Lewiston, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Put-in-Bay, Toronto and Windsor. All…
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Oddfellows Hall

One of the buildings I’ve always wondered about was the former I.O.O.F. (International Order Of Oddfellows) hall at Wyandotte St. & Dufferin. It was designed by Windsor architect J.C. Pennington c. 1915. The photo above comes from a postcard c. 1920. This…