Ghost Signs - A. Ross Plumbing

I always like finding old painted signs for long gone businesses. This one is in the alley in the Lincoln & Tecumseh Road area. The plumbing place is long gone, but the sign remains. The sign says “Since 1923” and the phone number listed is a 254- exchange, so the business must have survived beyond the letter exchange days… Here’s his obituary from the Windsor Star…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

Downtown Windsor - c. 1925

A neat old picture. A stamp on the back reads “Please credit this photo Canadian Pacific Railway” No other information. The photo can be no younger than 1920 as the Imperial Bank is the corner of University & Ouellette. It can be no older than 1930, as…

Dougall Avenue Subway - 1930

From the Border Cities Star – May 6, 1930: This sketch shows the manner in which the Dougall Avenue subway under the M.C.R. will be widened in accordance with an order of the Board of Railway Commissioners. The section on the left is the present subway. The present…

Hotel Dieu Convent / Nurses Residence

From the Windsor Star – March 12, 1965: FINAL STEP – This convent-nurses’ residence is the last building to be erected in an intensive five-year building program by the Sisters of the Hospitallers of St. Joseph at Hotel Dieu. The new residence will stand on the site of the original 126-bed hospital that was opened 75 years ago. The building on Erie just east of Ouellette is…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

General Byng School

Happy Friday once again! Another week in the book. Today’s photo is dated May 24, 1927. The caption on the back reads: Gen. Byng Continuation School, Sandwich A nice view of what is today Forster Secondary on Felix on Windsor’s west side. Back when the school was…
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2012 IM Calendar

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The 2012 International Metropolis Calendar makes its glorious return once again, with the big pre-sale period discount. This year’s calendar is priced at [$19.99 + $6.50 s&h/hst] for the duration of the presale period, the calendar is avaialable for just $19.50, and shipping & handling is a flat rate of $2.00 per order. The Button below will allow you…
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Apartment BuildingsWindsor

Former Sandwich Town Hall

This building located at 3255 Sandwich Street was built in 1912, and designed by local architects C. Howard Crane and J.C. Pennington. It was dedicated on March 17, 1912. In addition to use as the town hall, it was also home to the Sandwich Police Station, library, courtroom…