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Assumption College From The Air

A neat postcard view of the University from late 1950’s early 1960’s. Intersting to note on the back of the car, it says “Photo by Frank Wansborough”. Photo above from the Windsor Star Library © 1987 On the old site I ran the following quip when Frank Wansborough Passed away. He passed away Saturday, February 20, 2005. The 27th Mayor of the City of Windsor passed away…
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Riverside Drive

Here’s a neat old postcard view of Riverside Dr. from the 1950’s. It looks like you can see Belle Isle off in the distance in this one, and I think the shot is looking east from somewhere around where the end of Reaume Park is today. As you can see in this…
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Maple Leaf Motel & Restaurant

Anyone out there remember anything about this place? There was a Maple Leaf Restaurant on Pelisser St. in the 1950’s, that served Chinese Food, but I’m not sure if there’s any relation. I wonder if there’s any relation between the place above and the…
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Peabody Bridge

Some comments the other day were asking about the peabody bridge. I don’t have much info about it, but here’s what I do have. A postcard view, you can see the bridge to the right of the silos. An aerial view from 1952 1981 – Note the Peabody building is still standing. If you look at the corner of Devonshire and Riverside Dr. you can see the footprint of the flatiron…
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Crusherama

Postcard from the John Stefani Collection The poor old Aquarama, which met her fate in the scrapyards in Turkey in November, 2007 had acquired the nickname “Crusherama”, due to her terrible turning radius in the narrow ports of the Great Lakes. In her day she…
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Manning House

There was a big discussion on an old post the other day about the fate of the remains of the Manning House. The Heritage Committee (of which I am a part) voted to not take any action in moving to designate the remaining section when faced with a request for demolition. The plans for redevelopment call for the demolition of the The former Royal Bank Building on the corner of Pitt and Ouellette…
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Norton Palmer

Another old postcard today, this one of the Norton Palmer. What a great old building. It’s a shame that it didn’t survive until today. It would have been a prime candidate for rehab like the Book-Cadillac in Detroit, or a great Condo conversion…
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St. Dennis Hall

This postcard was postmarked 1978 (not that means anything). The caption reads: Entrance ST. DENNIS HALL Gymnasium UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR Seeing as this is St. Dennis Hall, a gymnasium, and the current St. Dennis Centre located on College Ave. contains a Gym. I’m…