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Reaume Park

An early postcard view of Reaume Park from the late 1930’s. From the City of Windsor’s parks history: Coventry Gardens Commonly known as: Reaume Park, Coventry Gardens Former/other names: Ford Street Park Location: along the riverfront between Thompson Boulevard and Pillette Rd. Property acquired: 1935, 1975 Acreage: 7.06 Official designation: City-Wide/Regional park…
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Devonshire Racetrack

The history of the racetrack has been covered many times on this site (here, here, here and here), but here another old postcard view from the early 1920’s that was posted in the original site, many years ago. Hard to imagine now, but at one time we were home to three…
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Our Lady Of The Lake - Walkerville

A postcard showing the interior of Our Lady of the Lake Church, c. 1910. The photo above is undated, but the church was built in 1907, and it was a Pesha postcard, and Mr. Pesha, passed away in a automobile accident in 1912. So the photo was taken sometime in that five year…
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City of Roses

Here’s an old postcard from the early 1960’s, that I don’t think was ever posted to the site before. To me the most interesting part of the card is the bottom half, with the view of Wyandotte/Ouellette. The green TD bank in the lower right was designed by Johnson & McWhinnie in 1959, so the card is at least from 1960. At one point there was a plan to add an extra two floors…
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Ford Motor Co.'s Plant - Ford, Ontario

A long time ago, this site began life back in 2002 as a site featuring old postcard views of the city. Over the years, the site evolved and some of the older posts that were done in the pre-blog format were lost. So it occurred to me, after getting an email form a long time…
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Ouellette Avenue - c. 1957

A neat view along Ouellette from the late 1950’s. Looks like it was quite the hoppin’ place. A neat view here along the edge of the postcard, show a woman getting on the bus. The low rise block with the “Jeweller” sign, was the one that was torched…
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Detroit - Windsor Tunnel

In keeping with Monday’s theme, here’s another old border crossing post card, today’s view shows the tunnel. This one is unused, as was Monday’s. Someone may be able to get a better date, given the car and bus in the photos. The Maple Leaf flag on the wall means the photo is no older than 1965, when the flag was officially adopted. From the back: DETROIT-WINDSOR…
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Ambassador Bridge

Remember when the bridge used to be black? From the back of the card: THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE, connecting Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, is the largest International Bridge in the world (nearly two miles long). From the centre of the four-lane bridge…
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Cadillac Motel - 1964

An old postcard view, this one postmarked October 5, 1964. From the back: “CADILLAC MOTEL” 2498 DOUGALL, WINDSOR, ONTARIO on Hwy. 401 & 3B Across from Dorwin Shopping Centre *MEMBER OTCA AAA OAA *SUPERIOR COURTS *DINERS’ CLUB *AMERICAN EXPRESS *CARTE…