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The Royal Windsor Garage - 334 Dougall - 1937

Another one for the lost Windsor category. The long demolish Royal Windsor Garage. The Royal Windsor Garage was located on Dougall between University and Park, and sat to the rear of the Royal Windsor Apartments. The Rose Garden Villa Long Term Care Home currently occupies…
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Ouellette & Pitt - c. 1929

A view of Ouellette Avenue at the end of the boom years. This shot shows the two major local downtown department stores, Bartlet, MacDonald & Gow as well as C. H. Smith’s. Of all the buildings visible in this picture, only one still stands today, and is the current…
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The House of Hospitality - 1938

An old ad for the long gone Norton Palmer Hotel at Park & Pelissier. Hard to imagine such a grand old hotel once stood downtown. It’s a shame it never survived. Old hotels just have a certain charm that will never be recreated in more modern ones. The big old…
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Bartlet MacDonald & Gow Ltd - 1937

An old Ad for Bartlet, MacDonald & Gow, a long time downtown Windsor independent department store. It was founded in 1860, and stayed part of the Windsor retail scene for over a century, before closing its doors in March, 1972. A great little history of the company can…
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Ford City Bathing Beach - c 1930

Over the weekend, I found another shot of what was by then called the East Windsor Bathing Beach. Ford City was renamed East Windsor in 1929, with the arrival of the large Chrysler Factory at Drouillard & Tecumseh. A neat photo you can see the way it was built up to…
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Ford City Bathing Beach

A postcard view from the early 1930’s showing what was known as the Ford City Bathing Beach or the East Windsor Bathing Beach, and finally in the cast of this post amalgamation post card, the Windsor Bathing Beach. It was located at the foot of George Avenue, opposite…