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Ouellette Looking South c. 1940

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s an old shot looking south along Ouellette from near the present day intersection with University. The building in the foreground to the left is the old Palace Theatre building, demolished in the mid 1980’s. Next to that is the…
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Wyandotte & Windermere - 2003

It’s funny how quickly we can forget what used to be on the site of our empty lots today. For example the parking lot on the north east corner of Wyandotte and Windermere was once a block with four shops on the main floor and apartments above. I’m sure that those who frequent Walkerville would love to have four more shops there today to frequent. On the night of the famous blackout of…
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Ford of Canada - 1915

Today’s post shows the inside of the Ford assembly plant on the Windsor waterfront from 1915. This photograph shows the Model T assembly line and a few partially built Model T’s. The assembly plant was designed by Albert Kahn, who by then was becoming well known…
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Ouellette & Chatham - 1920

Today’s shot is looking at the southeast corner of Ouellette & Chatham in the spring of 1920. This shot shows the then newish Merchant’s Bank on the corner, with the former Ouellette House, that once stood on the corner, just to the east. A busy spring…
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Security Building

Probably my favourite downtown building, seen on Monday evening, the Security Building at the corner of University & Pelissier. Designed by local architects Pennington & Boyde, the Security Building opened December 1, 1927. The Security Building as it appeared as…