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Walkerville Bank of Commerce - 1915

Postcard view – postmarked 1915 A postcard view of the former Bank of Commerce at the corner of Devonshire and Assumption. The postcard above was postmarked in 1915, and the photo is probably pretty close to that date. The bank was designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1906. It opened to serve the town of Walkerville, replacing a location on Sandwich (Riverside) & Devonshire, on…
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St Andrew's - c 1920

Happy Friday everyone! Today is an old postcard of St. Andrew’s, which is still standing at the corner of Victoria and Park St W. It’s a great old building and a great example of Romanesque Revival architecture which was hugely popular in the latter part of the…
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The Art Gallery of Windsor - c 1970

Here’s a throwback for Friday. Back before the Casino rolled into Windsor and usurped the Art Gallery above for use as a temporary Casino this was the home to the Art Gallery of Windsor, a former converted brewery. Anyone out there have any memories of the place from…
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Sandwich and Ouellette - c 1928

A view looking east along Sandwich Street (today’s Riverside drive) just west of Ouellette Ave. It’s hard to believe that we still live in the same city today. So much has changed. With the exception of the one building that houses the Whiskey River next to the Travelodge, every single building is gone. Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone! Drive safely if you’re out and…
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Hotel Dieu - c. 1925

A neat old view of the south east corner of Erie and Ouellette, the block immediately south of Monday’s shot. While the Masonic Temple is still standing and in use, this one is long gone… A neat old building, and hard to imagine when it was built, it was out on…