Heritage House For Sale

As we head into the long weekend I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable long weekend. A bit of news concerning anyone who’s interested in owning a heritage property of their own, as this great property has recently just come on the market. Details are available here on the Private Exchange listing. Also there is a dedicated website for the house at: Have a…
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Devonshire Road - c. 1910

Back when Walkerville was a self contained community, this view show how well this little town was connected to the outside world. Streetcar tracks are visible in the road. The Train station is just past the bank, and at the end of the road the Ferry to Detroit. It’s…
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Manning House - c. 1912 - Ouellette Avenue

Going through some old postcards, I came across this one showing the Manning House Hotel and on the right hand side, and bit of a glimpse of the old Post Office. This card dates to around 1910-1912 and shows a bustling downtown corner, complete with the streetcar rumbling…

Louis & Niagara - Sidewalk Slabs

At various places around the city are some 100+ year old slabs of concrete that have survived all these years. Many of them date from the 1905-1910 era, and are simple slabs with the street names impressed near the intersection. The one above is found at Louis and Niagara on the north west corner, I didn’t know about this one a recently stumbled across it. Many of these slabs have be lost…
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Proposed Detroit - Windsor Bridge c. 1925

An oldie but a goodie here today. An early rendering of the proposed Detroit-Windsor bridge that didn’t happen. Charles Evan Fowler an engineer from New York came up with this proposal, but he was unable to raise the funds needed to make this happen. This plan had…
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1118 Drouillard Road - Follow Up

Last Friday we took a look at Brown’s at 1118 Drouillard, as some of the metal cladding had come away from the building. Stephen Lynn, Community Development Coordinator of the Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal pointed me towards Chris & Elaine Week’s “500 Ways you know you’re from Windsor“, where the picture at the bottom of this post, of the Rex Hotel at 1118…
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Ojibway - 1919

I love looking at old maps of the area, and the layout for Ojibway, the town that never was. This map was made in 1919 by a Detroit property developer. Chappus, Page, Healy, Wright and Broadway streets in the upper right corner was where the Brighton Beach neighbourhood was…