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Metropole Tavern - c. 1960

An old postcard shot looking south on Walker Road at Niagara Street in Walkerville. It shows what was then the Metropole Tavern, it was more recently known as Big Tony’s after a long run as California’s. A detail shot of the great old neon sign that once graced…
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Patterson Collegiate Institute

A few shots of Windsor’s first secondary school. Located on Goyeau and Elliot, directly across the street from where today you will find the Central Fire Hall. The site today is unsurprisingly a parking lot. The photo above was taken around 1920, while below is a postcard view from around the same era. The school was built in 1880, and designed by local architect James G McLean. A few of…
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King Edward School - Walkerville - c. 1910

The original Albert Kahn designed school, built in 1906. It was located on Chilver Rd, on a block bounded by Chilver, Cataraqui, Windermere and Niagara in old Walkerville. The building was demolished in 1997 and was replaced with a modern box. Token architectural features…
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St Mary's Academy

A full frontal view of St. Mary’s Academy along Ouellette Avenue, from the early 1920’s. The original spire of St. Alphonsus church is visible behind the school, labeled as the “Catholic Convent” on this postcard. The school was demolished in 1928 to…
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Ouellette Avenue & Chatham Street - c. 1925

A different view today. This postcard shows Ouellette Avenue looking south. In the foreground to the left is what’s under the blue metal siding of the Shanfields-Meyers China Shop. The old Bank of Montreal Building can be seen on the south side of Chatham Street.To the left is the old Vital Ouellette house, which has been many different things over the years, but probably best known for its…
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Lincoln Road - c. 1905

An interesting old postcard shot showing what I believe to be the last block of Lincoln Road looking north towards Riverside Dr and the river. It looks like a nice quiet small town road. Looks like the house with the turret is still there too… Have a good Wednesday…
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St Mary's - c 1928

Hope everyone had a nice holiday. Up today is a neat old postcard from shortly after construction, with a neat view of the tower of St. Mary’s Academy. This was quite the building, it’s a shame that it met the wrecking ball. See you back here Monday. Enjoy the…