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Old Photos - 1930's - 1940's Part 1

These are all old photos that I had posted on the old site. From the collection of Bernie Drouillard, these were scanned and sent to me by John Stefani. Thanks to both of them for sharing the collection. This shot from the 1940’s shows Tecumseh Road near Albert, were Transit Windsor (then S.W & A.) has a mini transit depot. Across the street from Windsor Assembly. This is from the…
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Ottawa Street - 1940's

Here’s an interesting shot of Ottawa Street looking west from Langlois towards Parent from the mid 1940’s. A gas station still occupies that corner. I’ve been scanning/cleaing up lots of old area black & whites. I will be posting them next…
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Sincerely yours, Richard W. Reading

MAYOR RICHARD W. READING’S WORK MUST GO IN! Under the Reading administration the city’s total bonded indebtedness has been reduced $15,123,406! Under the Reading administration traffic fatalities have been cut 41%! Dick Reading, for his elimination of sit-down…
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Eastland Mall - Original Proposal

** Welcome Wikipedians! ** Eastland Mall on Eight Mile Rd., in Harper Woods, was built in 1957. Originally an open air mall, it was later enclosed and became just like every other mall. The main anchor tenant was J.L. Hudson’s. However the Eastland built in 1957, differed greatly from the original plan in 1950. It was designed by Gruen & Krummeck, architects. In this new 100-acre…
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Windsor's MCS

This was located on Windsor’s west side on Pelletier St., just a block from Crawford & Tecumseh. This photo was a MCRR Company shot, taken in 1943. The station was once the arrival point of all the celebrities coming to Windsor who played at the Elmwood Casino.
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The Fisher Building That Wasn't

Inspired by dFUNK’s excellent 5 part series last week on the Fisher Building , IM.com proudly presents The building we didn’t get… Coming from the mind of Albert Kahn, the Fisher building was built for the Fisher Brothers of “Body by Fisher&#8221…
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Victory Housing

Today’s Photo Du Jour covers Victory homes. In Canada theses homes were built and owned by Wartime Housing Ltd. The crown corporation bought materials and land and followed through with orders for homes across the country. Victory Homes came in two models: a two-room bungalow or a four-bedroom, one-and-a-half storey house. They were tiny by today’s standards – and without…
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