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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…
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St. Mary's Church - Walkerville - c 1905

I like this postcard view from Walkerville, looking south on Devonshire Rd towards, what was then the brand new St. Mary’s Church. While it’s a pretty common view, it’s a rare one, where you can line up the view and it looks almost identical a century later. Not too many places in Windsor like that… View Larger Map It even looks like the tree on the right is still…
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Ouellette & Chatham - Looking South - 1931

I love these old shots of Ouellette Avenue, and what a vibrant downtown we used to have. The building on the right is today’s home of Chanoso’s and South Detroit. The old long lost Labelle Building is visible on the south west corner of what is today University…