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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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The Lawn of Hiram Walker - 1899

This view looking west from what is today known as the Canadian Club Brand Centre, shows some of the long lost distillery buildings. The white grain silos today sit to the rear of the taller building. Perhaps an earlier version? You can also see a bit of the Walkerville…
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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…
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2490 McDougall - Demolished

Back in May, we took a look at 2490 McDougall which was then living on borrowed time. Sometime over the last couple of weeks, the building eaters came in and wiped it away. The rear portion will continue to remain standing. Hope everyone had a nice long weekend and a happy…
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View From The Walkerville Fire Hall - 1895

Photo courtesy SWODA This photo appeared in “Souvenir : Windsor and Walkerville, May, 1895 : Official Programme of Grand Military Demonstration, May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1895.” published in 1895. It is a view of Walkerville from the Fire Station looking East towards Belle Isle. That part of town has changed a little over the years… 🙂 Have a great weekend everyone, see you…
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