Photo Du JourPostcardsWindsor

Windsor Armouries

Here’s a neat old postcard of the Armouries with a giant “Mobilization Centre” banner across the front. As for a date, I’m guessing pre-1920. What was the Mobilization for? The Influenza outbreak of 1918? World War I? It’s nice to see the building with all the original windows. The building was built in 1900, and it was designed by Ottawa architect David Ewart, the…
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Frank W. Begley School

A quick break from the streetcar photos today… A recent postcard acquisition is this 1916 shot of Begley School. Built in 1913 as the Assumption Street School, the school stood watch over the neighbourhood until it was demolished in 2004. In 1924, the school was…
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City Hall Park - 1960's

After a crazy end to last week, with the seagrave demolition and everything, I though a nice old postcard view would be good for a Monday morning. This view from the early 1960’s shows a view of City Hall Park and a view south along City Hall Square. Behind City Hall…
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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…