Old PhotographsWindsor

Ouellette Avenue - 1965

Happy Friday the 13th! Today’s old photo is dated March 23, 1965 and bears a Detroit Free Press stamp on the back. The caption reads: Windsor Mayor John Wheelton is beaming these days as he looks over his bustling town. There is $25 million worth of building going on … things like a 500-car parking ramp, for a Downtown urban renewal project, being started inthe top pic- (caption cuts…
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1941 Richmond - Dr. Peter Dewar House

Today we take a look at the Dr. Peter Dewar house located at 1941 Richmond across the street from Wiliistead park. The pictures come from the April, 1926 issue of “Construction”. Above is a photo captioned “View from the street”. “End view…
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1989 Ontario Street – Part III

There has been very few subjects that have generated as much discussion as this house. Between the first and second post, over 80 comments have been left. The photo above was taken Saturday, the windows went in over the last few weeks from what I understand… I’m…
PostcardsReader SubmissionWindsor

Welcome to the Chicken Court

Today’s old Post Card comes courtesy of regular reader Linda C. From the caption on the back: Welcome to the CHICKEN COURT, 531 Pelissier St., Windsor, Ont., Canada. Tasty chicken, steak and sea food dinners. Home made pastries & rolls. We cater to weddings and…
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2011 - The Year In Review

Well we’ve made it through another year… Seems like a large number of demolitions this year… Parkway demolition continued in full force, so there are probably some demolitions I missed, if so as always, add ’em in the comments. Here’s what I…
Old Newspaper StoriesOld PhotographsWindsor

6425 Riverside Drive East

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas, today we head out to Riverside to pay a visit to the Senator McMillan house at 6425 Riverside Drive East. From the 1908 edition of “The Detroiters“: McGRAW, William T.; born, Lavonia Township, Wayne Co.; Mich., May 12, 1860; son of Richard and Jane (Chapman) McGraw; educated in Plymouth, Mich., and Detroit Business University; married at Plymouth…
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Cleary Auditorium - 1962

Today’s photo is dated May 19, 1962. Designed by Johnson – McWhinnie, The Cleary Auditorium that was built, was a much scaled down version of what was planned. Great mid century design, unfortunately muddled behind an early 1990’s…
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Hiram Walker Bottling Building

Here’s a old post card, and today’s post is better late than never! I’m sure it was on Riverside Drive, but I’ve never been able to locate much information about this place. It was a good looking building, like so many lost in Windsor over the…