Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

The Bishop's Palace - Sandwich - c. 1875

Image courtesy of SWODA Located in Sandwich, just to the west of Assumption Church, along Huron Church Road. It was built in 1861 by Bishop Pinsonneault as his residence, when he moved the seat of the diocese from London to Sandwich. Of course the see was moved back to London and the building quickly fell into disrepair. Despite its grand appearance, the structure was poorly built, and after only…
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Essex CountyOld PhotographsWindsor

The Amherstburg Stage - c. 1880

From Frederick Neal’s 1909 book “The Township of Sandwich”: The Amherstburg Stage Ready to start from the Windsor Post Office with mail for Sandwich and Amherstburg and intermediate points. Wm. Fox, the veteran stage driver, stands at the rear of his…
DetroitOld Photographs

Spier & Rohns Office - 1896

So yeah, it’s that time of year… we all get busy, and well I totally missed that I forgot to put a post up Friday, until well into Saturday afternoon… so… Sorry about that! Now on to the post that I was going to do on Friday… The Detroit firm…
Bernie Drouillard CollectionLost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Howard & Division c 1928

Image © Bernie Drouillard Collection, digitized by John Stefani An interesting shot looking south on Howard Avenue, from the intersection with Division road. Today’s shot, once again comes from the Bernie Drouillard collection, and thanks as always to John Stefani for digitizing them for us. The tracks in the foreground of the photo is the old interurban street car line, the W.E. & L.S.
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Old PhotographsWindsor

Windsor - Detroit Tunnel Entrance c 1974

A neat shot showing the long running GM new look coaches. The last of these weren’t retried until about 4 or 5 years ago. The old sign at the tunnel entrance is long gone, as is the old GREYHOUND marquee on the old bus station. Along the awning of the bus…