Old PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

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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DetroitOld PhotographsPhoto Du Jour

Photo Du Jour - November 15, 2005 - Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts Building

The next building to go is the old Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts,on Watson in Brush Park. The Condo renovation next door needs somewhere to park I suppose…. She lasted about 90 years. Not too shabby. Built in 1916, this one was designed by Smith, Hinchman & Grylls with William B. Stranton as an associate. Here is a photo from the January 31, 1917 issue of the American…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

More oldies...

Again from the Bernie Droulliard collection. These photos were developped last night from transnegs (copies of negatives, or negatives of prints) and many haven’t been seen in 60 + years. Many of the originals rest in the Transit Windsor Archives. The Crosstown Bus in 1942 This is one of the Ford buses that displaced Windsor’s streetcar system in the late ’30s. The photo…
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Great Lakes BoatsOld Photographs

S.S. Hamonic

One of the great old steam ships that used to sail the great lakes was the S.S. Hamonic. The Hamonic and her sister ship were owned by the Northern Navigation Company. All of the photos below were kindly scanned and donated from the collection of Thomas R. Anderson II. …
Old PhotographsWindsor

Old Windsor Photos

From the collection of Bernie Drouilliard, sent to me by John Stefani. Here is another round of classic Windsor transportation images. Those guys have in the past, contributed a fair amout of histoical Windsor photographs. I look forward to future contibutions, and I will…