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Lanspeary Park

The postcard above from the mid 1920’s shows a view of Lanspeary Park. View Larger Map Bounded by Giles to the north, Ottawa to the south, Langlois to the west and Pierre to the east, Lanspeary is home to a pool, ice rink, ball diamonds, bandstand as well as…
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Ferry Landing - c. 1915

Today’s picture is courtesy of John Stefani, who sends along this scan from his collection. A great shot of the ferry landing at the Foot of Ouellette Avenue. This card captures the changing of an era. There is a horse and buggy against the curb, and just to the right…
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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…