Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

The Beeman House - Ouellette and Pitt - c. 1880

From “The Township of Sandwich” the caption reads as follows: THE BEEMAN HOUSE Windsor, Ont., “Dode” Maisonville, Propr. This building waserected in the year 1855, on the Northeast corner of Pitt and Ouellette avenue, by Mrs. Beeman. The contractor was John Shoreland, and Thomas Gray, carpenter and jointer, of Sandwich, did nearly all the practical work on it while it was…
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1415 Janette Avenue

This factory at 1415 Janette at the corner of Jannette and Ellis, has always made me wonder what it used to be. I recently came across this photo in an ad in the Windsor Star from 1955, showing the new Canadian Plant of Tums. Who knew that Tums were once made in Windsor?
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Ouellette and University c. 1925

An interesting shot looking west along London Street (today’s University Ave) from the intersection of Ouellette and London. The Labelle Building is on the left, and the Imperial Bank on the right. In the distance beyond the street car is the Capitol Theatre at…
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Windsor Water Works

From the Township of Sandwich, published in 1907 by Frederick Neal, a photo of the Windsor Water Works. This building was built in 1873 and was on the north side of Riverside Dr at about Langlois. Today only the late built (1914) pump house remains standing. The water works…
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Pearl's Dress Studio

A few weeks back, while doing some work in my house, I uncovered this long forgotten Gift Certificate worth $5.00 for Pearl’s Dress Studio at 520 Pelissier in Downtown Windsor. This never redeemed Gift Certificate has probably spent most of the last 45 years hidden out…
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Water Works Gate

This weekend on a stroll around Jackson Park, this water works gate on the south east corner of Ouellette and Tecumseh caught my eye. It’s interesting to note it’s labeled as the Sandwich Water Works. Now this grate is old. Obviously way older than the…