Great Lakes BoatsOld PhotographsPhoto Du JourPostcards

Displaced History

So with rumors abound that the former Tecumseh DUR station might still be standing, I headed to the suburbs with John and Mike to see what we might be able to uncover. This Victorian house on Lesperance is visible in the old postcard view posted two weeks ago. Just north of the station you can see the home. The streetcar tracks ran along the side of the road, and did a loop at the…
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Old PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

1924 Border Cities Bowling Champs

Here’s an oldie from my personal collection. Maybe you’ll spot a relative in here… 🙂 I’m not sure what kind of league this was, if the bowlers were recreational or business related. The one man who’s estate this photo was contain in, passed…
Bernie Drouillard CollectionOld PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

More Old Photos

Here are a few more oldies from John Stefani, via the Bernie Drouillard Collection. Bernie is the pre-eminent local transportation historian in the city of Windsor. Mr. Patrick Sr., conductor, Erie Line. 1930’s Car Number 361, London Street Car Barns, 1930’s. Late 1930’s, in front of the Amerherstburg Echo building. This photo from 1938, shows the new bus that replaced the…
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Old PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Old Streetcar Photos

A few more photos that came to me from John Stefani, again from the Bernie Drouillard collection: Car # 214 – At the car barns on University Avenue – now The Junction Car # 366 – On University Avenue at the intersection with Pelissier St. Car # 418…
DetroitOld PhotographsPhoto Du Jour

Belle Isle Bridge Approach

Here are a pair of photos of the long gone Belle Isle Bridge Approach in Detroit. The original bridge was built in 1889, and destroyed in a fire in 1915. In 1923, the current bridge was built to link the mainland to the island. When it opened there was a nifty underground approach when headed south on East Grand Boulevard, that let you bypass the intersection with East Jefferson Ave. I’m not…
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Old PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Old Photos

A few more old photos sent to me by John Stefani, from the collection of Bernie Drouillard. The S.W. & A. terminal on University Ave. Both buildings are still standing, the one on the right has just had a recent facelift, and was known as “The Junction” in…
Old PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Odds and Ends...

Here are some historic photos from the International Metropolis Archives. This one is for reader Brian who asked about the Henkel House. The photo is captioned “Robert Henkel House”, 1913. Chrysler Canada Plant # 3 – 1933 Chrysler Canada Plant # 1…