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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…
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Cleary Auditorium

A few older postcard shots of the Cleary Auditorium. Designed in 1957 by Johnson and McWhinnie, the buidling that was built was a much scaled down version of what the architects had imagined. Even back then the Mayor and Council meddled in the plans, and the auditorium was shrunken as was the convention space. Plans for a smaller second theatre in the basment were also scrapped. The basement…
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First Baptist Church

February kicks of Black Heritage month across Canada and the United States, and today I thought we would take a look at one of the oldest church parishes in the City of Windsor. This postcard view from about 1918 shows the First Baptist Church incorrectly labeled as being…
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Paramount Cafeteria

Scouring through my old postcards, I came across this old rarely seen view of the Paramount Cafeteria. The back denotes the cafeteria to be in the basement of the Paramount Building. The room still exists, and unbelievely has really only seen minor renovations over the…