NewsWindsor

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 meeting tonight. The proposal from a developer calls for the demolition of the structure, and for it to be replaced with a…
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Lost WindsorOld AdsWindsor

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…
Lost WindsorOld AdsWindsor

White Rose Station - Howard & Tecumseh - 1953

Below is a full page ad that ran in the Windsor Star in early December 1953. It advertised the impending grand opening of the new White Rose Service Station at Howard and Tecumseh. I’m not sure what corner the station was on. It probably wasn’t on the north east…
PostcardsWindsor

Ouellette & Chatham - Looking South - 1931

I love these old shots of Ouellette Avenue, and what a vibrant downtown we used to have. The building on the right is today’s home of Chanoso’s and South Detroit. The old long lost Labelle Building is visible on the south west corner of what is today University Avenue. Only the then brand new Canada Building on the left hand side along with the Imperial Bank on the north west corner of…
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PostcardsWindsor

University & Ouellette looking west - c 1922

One of my favourite Windsor postcards. The elegant Labelle Building is visible on the left, along with a nice shot of the streetcar. A traffic policeman is in the middle of the intersection. To the rear you can see the marquee for Lowe’s Theatre before it was renamed…