Old Newspaper StoriesWindsor

Bridgeview Opening - 1952

From the Windsor Daily Star – July 4, 1952: Above is an artist’s sketch of the city’s newest housing develop- ment known as “Bridgeview,” in which 325 new homes soon will be completed. Many of them now are ready for occupancy or within a few days of it. There will be an official opening of the new project tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock when government and housing…
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Stucco Time - Guess the Victim

First off sorry for the lack of a post yesterday. I was sick on Monday and actually lost a day somewhere this week. See if you can guess today’s victim of the great urban blight? If you guessed the crazy cool streamlined Anderson’s funeral home, you are…
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St. Joseph's School - 1915

From The Evening Record – November 25, 1915: NEW ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL ON EAST SIDE The new St. Joseph’s school at the corner of Niagara and Marion is practically completed and will be opened the first of the year, relieving much of the congestion that has prevailed on the east side. It is a handsome building, containing eight rooms. The architect was Gilbert Jacques and Wells…
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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…
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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 completed. The new Hotel Dieu wing being planned will be erected on Ouellette … It will be a six-story structure, with basement…
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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…