DemolitionLost WindsorWindsor

Ada C. Richards - Follow up

Back on the 7th, we took a final look at Ada C. Richards School. Last weekend, I swung by to take a look at the aftermath. The structure is completely gone. Just a pile of rubble remains. The sidewalk to the door remains, but lead only to bricks. Houses on side streets are now visible from Ontario Street. No idea what the future holds for this parcel of land. It was sold earlier in the year…
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PostcardsWindsor

Our Lady Of The Lake - Walkerville

A postcard showing the interior of Our Lady of the Lake Church, c. 1910. The photo above is undated, but the church was built in 1907, and it was a Pesha postcard, and Mr. Pesha, passed away in a automobile accident in 1912. So the photo was taken sometime in that five year…
StuccoWindsor

Wyandotte and Louis

This big old commercial building had the dreaded orange fences go up the other day. However given the scaffolding out front, I don’t think we’re going to see a demolition here. I sadly suspect a Windsor special “treatment” is planned. Old original…
DemolitionLost WindsorWindsor

Casino Area Demolition

Over the weekend, some more demolitions took place. This house above… …along with this one next door were both torched in a fire in April 2009. Two and a half years later, they came down over this past weekend. Sadly this large Victorian Commercial building also bit the dust. Also victim of a suspicious fire this one was empty for the last few years. It too bit the dust.
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RenderingsWindsor

Dillon Hall

From the Border Cities Star – February 10, 1927: The above reproduction from an architect’s drawing shows the new classroom building which will be built at a cost of $300,000 by Assumption College this year. Construction work on the structure will start on or about March 1, and it is expected that it will be ready to receive students at the September re-opening of the college. This…
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PostcardsWindsor

City of Roses

Here’s an old postcard from the early 1960’s, that I don’t think was ever posted to the site before. To me the most interesting part of the card is the bottom half, with the view of Wyandotte/Ouellette. The green TD bank in the lower right was designed by…
PostcardsWindsor

Ford Motor Co.'s Plant - Ford, Ontario

A long time ago, this site began life back in 2002 as a site featuring old postcard views of the city. Over the years, the site evolved and some of the older posts that were done in the pre-blog format were lost. So it occurred to me, after getting an email form a long time…