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Downtown Windsor - c. 1959

The cover of an old postcard folder. The photo was from about 1959, as Cobo Arena is still under construction. It opened 1960. $0.39 cents for the folder, and a $0.05 cent stamp would get this a friend and would make a nice souvenir for less than $0.50. Even the early 1960’s show lots of surface parking lots filled with cars. Even the location of today’s parking garage at Chatham…
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1953 Mercury

Image Courtesty Andrew Hobson/Allen Cornwall Today’s photo comes courtesy of reader Andrew Hobson and his grandfather Allen Cornwall. It comes from a Ford of Canada promotional postcard. The caption on the back reads as follows: The graceful lines of this 1953 Mercury…
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Welcome to the Chicken Court

Today’s old Post Card comes courtesy of regular reader Linda C. From the caption on the back: Welcome to the CHICKEN COURT, 531 Pelissier St., Windsor, Ont., Canada. Tasty chicken, steak and sea food dinners. Home made pastries & rolls. We cater to weddings and…
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Manning Hotel & Post Office - c. 1915

As is usual in old Windsor postcards, everything here is gone… A view looking east on Pitt Street towards Ouellette Avenue,with a streetcar rumbling past… A good view here in front of the old post office, showing the old memorial fountain which was moved to…
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Walkerville High School

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Back in July, we looked at Walkerville’s High School, and in the comments of that thread, some were asking about post cards of the school, so I dug one up. It is a handsome building, but whoever was responsible for the window replacement…
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Edgewater Thomas Inn - Riverside

One of the old prohibition era roadhouses, was the Edgewater Inn, in Riverside. It was owned by Bertha Thomas, a very colourful character, who moved to Riverside from Detroit as a widow in the early 1920’s. She died in 1955. Later known as Adam Martini’s, the…