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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…
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Elmwood Casino - c. 1959

© John Stefani Collection I believe that this postcard was posted once on this site a long time ago. It’s a neat postcard, and a copy was recently sent along by John Stefani, so I thought there was no time like the present to repost this one. A neat shot from above…
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Residential Section of Ouellette - c. 1937

A nice view looking north on Ouellette from about Pine Street. The top of the Medical Arts building is poking out on the left towards the top of the picture. A close up of some of the cars with a hint of some of the houses along Ouellette. Maybe some of the car experts out…
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Essex County Registry Office - c. 1909

A neat old postcard view of the old Registry office on Brock. The building was built around 1875 and was designed by Detroit architect Gordon W. Lloyd. View Larger Map The building, although expanded, still stands on Brock street between MacKenzie Hall and the Windsor…
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Walkerville Boat Club - c 1910

The building that was the first home to Walkerville boat club was originally located in Detroit along the river. In the 1880’s the owners of the club in Detorit fell into the debt of Hiram Walker, and the club eventually folded. As part of the debt owed, Hiram Walker…