Photo Du JourPostcardsWindsor

Walkerville Post Office

Here’s a neat old shot from the early 1920’s of the Walkerville Post Office. The Post Office was built in 1914, and designed by the Federal Department of Public Works. Other local buildings designed by the Federal department include the Windsor Armouries and Sandwich Post Office, which were both designed by the same architect; David Ewart. The architect of the Walkerville Post Office…
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Ouellette & University

Here’s another old postcard shot. This is from the late 1950’s early 1960’s (thanks Don!) and is taken at the intersection of Ouellette and University looking north. Look at all the shops and on street parking… Back when downtown was vibrant, and you…
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Essex Dairies

A recent postcard find is this double shot of the Essex Dairies Buildings located in Essex. Does anyone recognize any of these buildings? Are they still around, or is Essex as good at perserving built heritage as Windsor is? Have a good long weekend everyone, I’ll…
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Bali-Hi Motor Hotel

I’m hoiping someone has some memories of this place… Canada’s FIRST and most EXOTIC Hotel 1280 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, Ontario on King’s Highway No. 2 & 3 Windsor Phone CL 6-4575 – Detroit Phone WO 1-2121 Located in downtown Windsor. Rooms completely carpeted and equipped with free T.V. and background music. Air conditioned, bridal suites, party and…
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Cadillaqua - 1912

We’re looking across the river today to feature the huge festival that took place in 1912 for Detroit’s 211th birthday – The Cadillaqua festival. The festival was so big that articles about it appeared in the New York Times. This one ran June 23…
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Scrapping All Around...

The end is coming for one local landmark, and the end is now confirmed to have come and gone for another… First up are a series of three photos from Darren, who sent along yesterday’s progress on the scrapping of the Ford Casting Plant. Comparing it to the last…
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LaBelle Building

Designed by architects C. Howard Crane and J. C. Pennington, the LaBelle building was commissioned by local physician James LaBelle, who also built and owned the still standing LaBelle Terrace downtown. The multi-use LaBelle Building, with offices above and ground floor retail was opened in March of 1913, and destroyed in a spectacular fire on April 6th, 1959. An early WWI era view looking at the…
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Casa-Don Motel

Another oldie from the collection, featuring the Casa Don Motel. The back of this 1940’s card reads: Nice large rooms, up to date furnishings with tiled showers in every unit & moderate prices. Owner operated by Don Kinnee. AAA & OTCA The Casa-Don was still…
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Ouellette Avenue - c. 1932

This postcard is a neat view of Ouellette Avenue looking south from just south of Chatham Street. Both the buildings you see on the south side of University are no longer around. On the left hand side was the old Heintzman Building, demolished with the old Palace in 1986, on…