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St. Mary's Church - Walkerville - c 1905

I like this postcard view from Walkerville, looking south on Devonshire Rd towards, what was then the brand new St. Mary’s Church. While it’s a pretty common view, it’s a rare one, where you can line up the view and it looks almost identical a century later. Not too many places in Windsor like that… View Larger Map It even looks like the tree on the right is still…
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Walkerville Theatre - 1920

From the Border Cities Star – September 18, 1920     Walkerville’s new $250,00 theatre, on Wyandotte Street which will be opened by the owner Simon Meretsky, on Monday. Only the highest class motion pictures and vaudeville will be shown at this fine…
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Charles R Tuson - Mayor - 1917

Mr. Tuson’s excellent business ability stands him in good stead in his present civic capacity, as mayor of Windsor. Previous to his being elected mayor, Mr. Tuson served in the council as alderman. His first business venture, on arriving in this city, was the floral…
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Windsor Machine & Tool Works' New Addition - 1917

This building was located at 86-88 Pitt St W. This Tool and Machine show saw rapid growth from its founding in a barn on site in 1911, through the third addition shown above in 1917. The building was located on Pitt, between Church and Bruce. In 1937 the building was occupied by G & M Automatic Machine Co. Ltd. The building shown above was designed by Windsor architect J.C. Pennington. Have a…
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St Barnabas

Happy Monday everyone, I hope everyone had a great weekend. Below is a reprint of a post originally posted in June 2008. St. Barnabas Church on Tecumseh Rd comes up before the Heritage Committee portion of the Planning, Heritage & Economic Development Standing Committee…
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Windsor Beverages - 1948

Back in the years following WWII consumer products still had their regionalisms. Detroit had Faygo & Vernors, and while Coca-Cola and other national beverages were around, there was still a place for local drinks like Martin’s Ginger Ale and Sun Crest…