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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 reader, that many of these card that were posted long ago, are pretty much like all new material. So over the next little…
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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…
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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, visitors can stop and take pictures of the two cities, or of the passing ships on the Detroit River. The Teal is hideous, and…
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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…
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Ontario Tourist Bureau

Here’s an old postcard view of the former Tourist Bureau location in Downtown Windsor. It was on the same site as the current Tourist Office on Goyeau at City Hall Square. The caption on the back of the card reads: PROVINCE OF ONTARIO TOURIST BUREAU welcomes visitors…
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Fine Foods Of Canada

A look at the Fine Foods Plant, at Tecumseh & Lacasse in Tecumseh. I’ve been meaning to post about this place for a long time, and the postcard above has finally pushed this post into becoming a reality. A neat view of the old sign that was once out front. I’ll admit to being woefully ignorant about the processes used here, but I anyone know what the octagonal section is used…
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Circulation Desk - Leddy Library

A neat old postcard I recently came across. Probably, late 1950’s/early 1960’s. The back reads: Circulation Desk UNIVERSITY LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR WINDSOR, Ontario, CANADA A great postcard. I love that…
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Leamington High School

Staying out in Leamington, here is a shot of the old High School. Looks like it was once a residence that was added on to and converted to scholastic use. Some time the detail in these old post cards is just amazing. Look at how full the parking lot is…