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End Of The Line For 839

Back in 2001, I took a few shots of a great old house at 839 Assumption. Signs pointed to it being built about 1906, although I suspect it was about 10-15 years older. A well worn, old inner-city home. It sold cheap in the summer of 2007…. It was horribly remodeled and turned into a rental property. What was a great old house… Became indistinguishable from many others around…
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City Hall - 1972

A view looking at the west entrance of City Hall in August, 1972. Shot from the old police headquarters, you can see the old police cars parked on City Hall Square. Interesting to see the original entrance before it was filled in, like it is today. Also interesting to see…
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Ouellette & Wyandotte - c 1939

Photo © the Bernie Drouillard Collection, used with permission, digitized by John Stefani A neat shot towards the end start of WWII, looking south on Ouellette from just south of Wyandotte Street. As you can see there has been an on street bus terminal there, as long as Windsor has had buses. The corner of the Dominion grocery store is visible on the right side of the photo, while the former…
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The Windsor-Walkerville Technical School - 1923 - Part I

Built in 1923, the school was designed by local architect David J. Cameron. It stands at the north west corner of Parent & Giles. It is currently home to the Giles Campus French Immersion School. Contained in this post are a series of photographs taken shortly after the building was built. The appeared in the December, 1923 issue of “Construction” magazine. Detail of the main…
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Ambassador Bridge - c. 1928

A photo of what must have been the winter of 1928-1929 as the bridge towers are done, but the roadway is still being laid. Given the arctic blast of the last few days and the snow, it feels like today’s post is a natural fit. This shot is looking east, Detroit on the…