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Sandwich Street Looking East - 1895

Photo from the SWODA This photograph comes from the Official Programme of Grand Military Demonstration, May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1895 courtesy of the SWODA. This shot is looking east along Sandwich street from Ferry street, beside the old Crawford House Hotel. In the distance on the right hand side of the road the tall tower you can see is the old Windsor Opera House. It later became part of…
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City Hall - 1920

A view of City Hall Square from 1920. This building served as Windsor’s second City Hall, and was replaced in the mid 1950’s, by the third and current city hall, which is currently scheduled for replacement as well. Prior to becoming Windsor’s second City…
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Old Utility Poles - Tecumseh Road East

First off, this post was supposed to appear on Friday. It wasn’t until late Saturday afternoon before I realized that I hadn’t scheduled it properly… So.. I’m sorry to everyone who came by on Friday and ended up seeing nothing new… Now on to…
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Parkview Tower - 76 Tecumseh Rd E

While out for a walk on Canada Day, I noticed this nice mid century numbering over the front door of the Parkview Tower Apartments. I never noticed this lettering before either, there are all kinds things that you notice when you get out on foot or on a bicycle. The…
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Airport Terminal Construction - 1956

From the Windsor Daily Star – July 30, 1956 TERMINAL TAKING SHAPE – The new $615,000 Windsor Airport Terminal, which will include immigration, customs and quarantine facilities for international operations, is gradually taking form. Steel is up, most of the concrete floors poured, rough plumbing is going in and tinsmith work also is underway. Department of Transport officials hope the…
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Peter and Chippewa - Then and Now

From Frederick Neal’s “Township of Sandwich” in 1909: Looking from the intersection of Peter street, west to the Detroit River. The two old fashioned dwellings on the right of the picture are said to be much over 100 years old and were silent witnesses of…