1989 Ontario Street - Part II

Back in May, there was this post about this house. Since that post started, it has attracted some of the weirdest comments of any post I’ve ever had on here. So in the five months since the first post went up, what’s the current status? Here you go: As winter approaches, it still looks very far from done. They’ve put a massive addition on the back, almost as big as the house…
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Manning Hotel & Post Office - c. 1915

As is usual in old Windsor postcards, everything here is gone… A view looking east on Pitt Street towards Ouellette Avenue,with a streetcar rumbling past… A good view here in front of the old post office, showing the old memorial fountain which was moved to…
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2006 Loraine Avenue

Below is a builder’s ad dated June 15, 1929, for what was then 66 Loraine Avenue in Walkerville. View Larger Map The house has survived nicely over the years. At some point the Tudor elements were covered over, but all in all a really nice example of the boom years of…
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Leo Page Residence - 1919

Today we go to Ouellette Avenue, but all the way back to November 8, 1919. We took a look at the Leo Page house back in 2009 here. But I’ve recently obtained a copy of original photo. What a grand house. This front entrance seems very Great Gatsby-esque, and makes me think what a roaring place the Border Cities of the early 1920’s must have been. View Larger Map Today it’s…
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2072 Iroquois St

View Larger Map Just south of Ottawa Street is a small subdivision that sprung up at the end of WWI. Along Iroquois and Dacotah are a vast mix of interesting houses. The house above at 2072 Iroquois, isn’t all that different from when it was built, as the…
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Chez Gyliane - 1988

From a restaurant review that ran in the Free Press, April 22, 1988: The building at Wyandotte and Kildare is more well known today as the Kildare House… View Larger Map In the mid 1990’s I believe it was known as either Shilhouettes or the Limelight Lounge? Maybe both? I need a long time Walkerville resident to help me out here. Any other uses for this place over the years anyone…
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451 Park Street West - 1965

So this picture ran on the Windsor Star’s from the vault the other week. I thought it was pretty neat old shot of the School Board offices, and deserved further investigation. So here it is, from June 24, 1965: NEW AND OLD – Work has been completed on a…

Walkerville High School

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Back in July, we looked at Walkerville’s High School, and in the comments of that thread, some were asking about post cards of the school, so I dug one up. It is a handsome building, but whoever was responsible for the window replacement…