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Tunnel Entrance - c 1931

A postcard view from the early 1930s, looking at the entrance to what was then the new Windsor-Detroit tunnel. Despite all kinds of plaza improvements, and new buildings over the years, the flow has stayed the same. Enter on the right, and returning traffic makes a hard…
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Ferry Docks - Ouellette & Riverside c. 1930

An old view in this postcard, looking north towards the river up Ouellette Avenue at the intersection with what was then Sandwich Street. The Ferry Docks at the foot of Ouellette are visible, along with the Ritz Hotel to the left and the old British-American Hotel on the…
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St Andrew's Church - Park & Victoria

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, was built in 1895 to replace an earlier structure that burned down. It was designed by the architectural firm of Spier & Rohns of Detroit, it is built in the Richardson Romanesque Style. Spier & Rohns designed many churches in Detroit, as well as several in London. Spier & Rohns were active in the 1890’s through the mid part of the first…
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Ford City Bathing Beach

A postcard view from the early 1930’s showing what was known as the Ford City Bathing Beach or the East Windsor Bathing Beach, and finally in the cast of this post amalgamation post card, the Windsor Bathing Beach. It was located at the foot of George Avenue, opposite…
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Mario's Tecumseh & Ouellette - c 1950

A look at the corner of Tecumseh and Ouellette. I can only assume that this building still exists behind the Medical Imaging Centre. Interesting to see part of the old Driving Park Hotel to the rear. I think this may have lived on as the Colonial House in later years, View…
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Medical Arts Building - c. 1935

One of the more interesting and I think overlooked buildings in Windsor is the old Medical Arts building on Ouellette, just south of Erie, opposite Hotel Dieu Hospital. Slowly being renovated into residential units, I’m sure it will be a great place once it’s done. For the life of me though, I cannot understand how planning permission was granted to build the Health Unit office next…
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Windsor Yacht Club - c 1940

A neat old postcard view of the Windsor Yacht Club, located out on Windsor’s far east side. If anyone out there is a boat expert, you’d probably be able to pin down the date a little more accurately based on the boats in this picture…. Hope everyone has a…