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Mercer & Wyandotte - Loikrec Building

Building to be erected at the corner of Mercer and Wyandotte streets to consist of two stores with flats above. The dimensions of the building are to be 46 feet on Mercer and 53 feet on Wyandotte streets. There will be hardwood floors throughout. Leybourne & Whitney are the architects and engineers. The building was located on the north east corner of Mercer & Wyandotte which is…
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Proposed YMCA - 1896

Here’s a proposal for a YMCA building from 1896, that never came to be. This one was planned for the north side of Ouellette Square which was the parade ground beside the Armouies (that wasn’t yet built) that was located where the Windsor Star is today (in the…
Windsor

St Mary's - 1913

Certainly not a rare or uncommon shot, but I still think that St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Walkerville is one of the most handsome building around. Designed by the famous firm of Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson of Boston, with local assistance by Albert Kahn & Ernest Wilby it’s one of the scenes that’s hardly changed since it was built back in 1903. Have a good weekend…
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Downtown Shoppers

Here’s a throwback to January of 2002, 14 years ago. Back then the Shoppers Drug Mart that’s now on the corner of Wyandotte & Ouellette used to be further up Ouellette, just south of Park St. They moved out when the store relocated to the present location…
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Chatham & Ouellette - 1963

Photo from the Windsor Municipal Archives A shot looking west along Chatham Street from Ouellette. The long gone Kresge Building is on the left, replaced by the RBC building. I think posting is likely going to shift to a Tuesday & Thursday thing for at least right now.
Windsor

University & Pelissier - c 1928

One of my favourite old postcards. I like this one, because despite almost 90 years having passed, this is one of the few old postcards where everything is still the same. The Bartlett, Security & Metropolitan Buildings all in a row. A booming section of downtown and…
Windsor

Walker & Wyandotte Underpass - 2004

Going though some old photos from 2004, I came across these shots of the old, now long gone underpass on Wyandotte, just east of Walker Road. This one is long gone and all filled in. Sometimes it’s hard to remember the things that used to be around, even just a few…