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New Post Office - 1934

Happy Friday again! Today, we take a look at this photo dated June 26, 1934. The caption reads: “New Federal Post Office” The new Dominion Public Building at 185 Ouellette was designed by a team of local architects: Guy Buller Colthurst, Hugh Sheppard, George Masson and John Trace came up with the plans in 1932. The photo above ran in honour of the dedication of the new building which…
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1902 Windsor Baseball Team

This article appeared in the Border Cities Star, April 4, 1922, as a look back at the 20th anniversary of the 1902 Windsor Ball Club. THE FAMOUS Windsor ball team of 20 years ago, the team that took Western Ontario pennants for several years in succession from 1899 to…
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Everything Old Is New Again...

Today’s post idea comes from Urbanrat, who recently informed me about a discussion that took place about a new library/combination cultural centre that was talked about to help revitalize a dying downtown… The only difference is the headline below appeared in the…
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Syrian Coffee House - 1948

Another Friday, and again the end of another month… This one is a bit a mystery. This photo is part of a grouping of store fronts all dated Feb. 29, 1948. The caption on the back reads: Syrian Club on Cartier St., Windsor, Ont. Gambling I am assuming that there must have been a big raid on illegal gambling parlours in Windsor in February 1948, and all the places I have pictures of were…
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Riverview Apartments - 1948

Happy Friday once again! Up today is a picture of the Riverview Apartments, sadly without any kind of explanation about exactly what has happened here…. On the back is a stamp dated March 24 1948, and a caption that reads: “RIVERVIEW APTS 951 SANDWICH ST…
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East Windsor Postcards

These cards come to us today from regular reader Vic. These are some great cards, they are new to me as I hadn’t seen either of them before. This postcard shows the s.e. corner of Ontario & Lawrence Road in what was then Ford. Built in 1922, this house was…
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They'll Roll No More - 1970

This one ran in the Free Press, September 30, 1970, and was taken inside the old Michigan/New York/Penn Central Railroad Station that was located near Crawford & Tecumseh. The caption that ran with this photo in the newspaper read as follows: Back in 1929 the trains used to run twice an hour 24 hours a day, from the Penn Central station in Windsor. Now they only leave four times a day, and…
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Norton Palmer Hotel

Continuing with the postcard theme, here is an undated postcard, probably from the mid 1940’s, showing the Norton Palmer Hotel, which was located at Park and Pelissier. It was built in 1927, and expanded in 1929. Designed by architects Hutton & Souter of Hamilton…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1954

Happy April everyone! I’m going to declare April postcard month, and we’re even going to venture out into the county this month. I will be the first to admit that I am a pretty urban dude, and I know very little about Essex County in general. So all my readers…