Lost WindsorOld Newspaper StoriesWindsor

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 $462,000 addition to the Windsor Board of Education’s administration building. The new wing creates a striking contrast…
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PostcardsWindsor

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…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Devonshire Mall - 1976

From the Detroit Free Press, November 28, 1976: Windsor’s Devonshire Mall, where you can find European clothes and children’s toys, inexpensive crystal, genuine Delft, and English Christmas delicacies. How things change. Have a good weekend everyone, see you…
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Edgewater Thomas Inn - Riverside

One of the old prohibition era roadhouses, was the Edgewater Inn, in Riverside. It was owned by Bertha Thomas, a very colourful character, who moved to Riverside from Detroit as a widow in the early 1920’s. She died in 1955. Later known as Adam Martini’s, the old tavern burned down in 1970. It was located on Riverside Drive & Bertha Street. Lilly Kazzilli’s was built on the…
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PostcardsWindsor

Reaume Park

An early postcard view of Reaume Park from the late 1930’s. From the City of Windsor’s parks history: Coventry Gardens Commonly known as: Reaume Park, Coventry Gardens Former/other names: Ford Street Park Location: along the riverfront between Thompson…
Old PhotographsWindsor

St. Mary's Church - Walkerville - 1904

Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress Last Friday of September! Today’s old photo comes again from the collection of the Library of Congress, and the Detroit Publishing Company Archives. Today we take a look at St. Mary’s Church, designed by Cram…
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Kildare and Tuscarora - Walkerville - c. 1910

Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress Happy Friday once again everyone, today’s old photo Friday comes from the collection of the Library of Congress, and the Detroit Publishing Company Archives. View Larger Map Here’s the same view a century…
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Oventhal Building - 1022 Wyandotte Street East

This building on Wyandotte Street West has long been one of my favourites. The large glass block windows on the second floor harken back to the 1930’s. I have no real information on the building or architect. The address comes up as being originally home to the…