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Leddy Library

Today’s old postcard features a classic shot of the University of Windsor’s Leddy Library, in its pre-expansion days. Built in the late 1950’s, it was designed by one of Windsor’s pre-eminent local architects J.C. Pennington. The library was named after former University President Dr. John Francis Leddy. Dr. Leddy served as University President from 1964-1978. The…
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Windsor Airport

Another older postcard view. Today’s postcard features Windsor Airport, and the shiny new terminal building. Sitting on the ramp is a Trans-Canada Airlines Vickers Viscount. According to Wikipedia, the Viscount was the first turboprop aircraft in the world, they…
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Dieppe Gardens

An early postcard view of Dieppe Park in its very early days. The Detroit Skyline looks odd without the towering presence of the RenCen, which wasn’t built until 1977. From the Deparment of Parks & Recreation’s History of Windsor Parks: Dieppe…
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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…