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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…
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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 to WINDSOR, Ontario, CANADA A view of the edge of the postcard shows some of the old landscaping. I know the new tourist…
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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.
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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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House of Refuge - Leamington

OK, County Historians, what can you tell me about this place? It looks like it was quite a grand place. A bit of googling brought me to this document here, that makes it look like it was built around 1900 maybe a little before, and sometime before 1961, became known as the…
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Talbot Street - Leamington

Sticking to the county again, this time we’re out to Leamington in the late 1940’s/early 1950’s. A neat view of the main shopping district. It’s easy to see upon closer inspection how these were just hand tinted versions of black & white…