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CN 5570 - Late 1930's

Harry Taylor Collection, photo by Walter Taylor Today’s photo comes to up via county train historian Tim Swaddling. Tim says the photo is from Harry Taylor’s collection. The photo was taken by Harry’s father, Walter Taylor. The exact date is unknown, but it would likely be late 1930’s / early 1940’s. The scene is looking northwest towards the river up the CNR /…
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Hotel Dieu Expansion - 1955

From the Windsor Daily Star – March 3, 1955: Plans to built a new 120-bed wing at Hotel Dieu were announced today by hospital officials. They said the new unit will replace the original building, above, which will be torn down as soon as the proposed wing is…
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Mario's Of Windsor - 1973

Happy Friday everyone, and Happy June! Sheesh, 2012 is almost half over already… Today’s photo is dated April 12, 1973, and show’s Mario’s of Windsor, later Bentely’s at 755 Ouellette. My informations shows the building as being built in 1948, and was designed by Windsor architect G. A. McElroy. A detail shot of the signs. Notice the sign for the Dentist in the…
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Doors Open 2012

Set over two days, September 29 & 30, the bi-annual Doors Open Windsor event returns to Windsor this year with almost 30 sites. Details of the event can be found here: http://www.doorsopenwindsor.com/ Or if you prefer, they’re on Facebook too….
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Prime Minister's Visit - 1963

A UPI Telephoto – dated March 6, 1963 Prime Minister John Diefenbaker helps Mrs. Diefenbaker down train steps upon arrival here 3/6. Prime Minister Diefenbaker campaigned in the Windsor, Ont., industrial area. The latest chapter in the nuclear controversy that toppled Diefenbaker’s conservative government was a report from Washington D.C., 3/5 that the Prime Minister had revealed…
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Princeton Motel - 3032 Dougall Road

PRINCETON MOTEL — MEMBER — FRIENDSHIP INNS INTERNATIONAL 3032 DOUGALL ROAD Highway 3B – Entrance to 401 Highway Windsor 21, Ontario Featuring swimming pool, carpeted rooms, direct dial telephones, air conditioning, Color T.V., F.M. Radios, tiled four piece…
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Riverside United Church

From the Border Cities Star – January 17, 1929 PROPOSED NEW HOME FOR RIVERSIDE UNITED CHURCH CONGREGATION This is an architect’s sketch of the proposed new Riverside United Church, which is soon to be erected at the corner of Glidden and Ontario streets…