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Sandwich and Ouellette - c 1928

A view looking east along Sandwich Street (today’s Riverside drive) just west of Ouellette Ave. It’s hard to believe that we still live in the same city today. So much has changed. With the exception of the one building that houses the Whiskey River next to the Travelodge, every single building is gone. Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone! Drive safely if you’re out and…
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Hotel Dieu - c. 1925

A neat old view of the south east corner of Erie and Ouellette, the block immediately south of Monday’s shot. While the Masonic Temple is still standing and in use, this one is long gone… A neat old building, and hard to imagine when it was built, it was out on…
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Ouellette & Chatham - 1913

A great postcard, looking north on Ouellette towards Chatham. On the left is the Victoria Building that burnt to the ground in the 1940s. Beyond that the old Post Office demolished and replaced by the Paul Martin Building. One of my favourite parts of this card, is the east side of Ouellette. It’s so sparse, it almost looks like it could be a small town out in the county…
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St Clair College

Since we’re still close to back to school time, and a few weeks ago we hit Dillon Hall at the University, here’s a postcard of main campus of St Clair College from the mid 1970’s. While it may not be everyone’s favourite building, I think it’s…
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Cleary Auditorium c. 1980

Here’s a view of the original Cleary Auditorium on Riverside Dr W and Ferry St. Although it was universally despised during the time leading up to the  renovation, it’s a shame it was altered away from the architect’s vision. It was a pretty good looking…
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Back to School

In recognition of it being back to school time, here’s one of those rare old Windsor Postcards where the view is still the same today… This shot of Assumption College (today’s Dillion Hall) dates to c. 1964. Designed by local architect Albert Lothian, it’s a classic example of the educational Gothic style of architecture popular in the late 1920’s for educational…
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Ouellette & Riverside - c. 1925

A view here looking north towards the Detroit River along Ouellette from just south of today’s Riverside Drive. It’s always great to look at an image, from less than a century ago, of a pretty major intersection, and there not one single thing still…
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Carnegie Library - c 1925

A view of the old Carnegie Library. This shot was taken from Park St. looking south on Victoria Ave. The grant was awarded to Windsor in 1901, but due to delays the Windsor branch didn’t open until 1903. It was designed by Detroit architect John Scott and was…