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Methodist Church - Walkerville

Today’s postcard dates to about 1910 and shows the Walkerville Methodist Church. This church building was the forerunner to the Lincoln Road united church building that is there today. It was built on Lincoln Road because Hiram Walker didn’t feel the need for a second church in Walkerville, as his current church was usually only half full. The lots for this building were purchased on…
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Madrid Motor Hotel - 2530 Ouellette Avenue

From the back of the card: MADRID MOTOR HOTEL Ph. Area 519, 252-7743 2530 Ouellette Avenue WINDSOR, Ontario, Canada Only 4 minutes from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel exit, on Highway 3B, leading to Highway 401. Dining room with excellent cuisine. Banquet facilities. Pool. All…
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Wyandotte and Ouellette - c. 1965

A neat view of Ouellette Avenue looking north towards Wyandotte street, from about the mid 1960’s. This corner is my favourite part of the card. The Johnson & McWhinnie designed Bank of Montreal Building, that was sadly reclad in the mid 1990’s, but beyond…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1928

A neat old postcard view, this one dated 1928, of the “new” Prince Edward Hotel on Ouellette and Park. Sadly this one too is long gone. I like the little bot of artistic license take with the hustle and bustle in the foreground. My favourite is the dude in a top hat and tails. Judging by the cars in this one, the picture is probably closer to the 1924 opening then it is to the…
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Devonshire Road - c. 1910

Back when Walkerville was a self contained community, this view show how well this little town was connected to the outside world. Streetcar tracks are visible in the road. The Train station is just past the bank, and at the end of the road the Ferry to Detroit. It’s…
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Manning House - c. 1912 - Ouellette Avenue

Going through some old postcards, I came across this one showing the Manning House Hotel and on the right hand side, and bit of a glimpse of the old Post Office. This card dates to around 1910-1912 and shows a bustling downtown corner, complete with the streetcar rumbling…