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New Railway Building

On the MTO plans, it notes a “potential security vehicle structure”, I can only assume that this is what is being built at Howard & Memorial at the new grade separation. Whoever designed this need a pat on the back. It’s been a while since anything was built in Windsor that wasn’t a boring lame ass glass clad box. A nice mix of materials, stone and brick, stone lintels…
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Peabody Bridge

For the month of March, the Friday old Photos will be Railroad related. So if you are a railfan, you’ll probably be looking forward to Friday. If you’re not… Today’s old photo is dated January 9, 1921, and is captioned Bridge over G.T.R. &#8211…
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Park & Church

Even I can still be dumbfounded to discover the great lengths people in this town will undertake to make their buildings as bland and ugly as possible. When I came across the ad above, from 1947, I couldn’t believe that the building above was still standing. View…
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Wyandotte & Devonshire

Today’s picture comes to us from the John Stefani collection. A view from about 1908, looking west along Wyandotte Street from the intersection with Devonshire. The building on the right is the Strathcona Building, designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1907. View Larger Map The Strathcona Building is still there, but the streetcar is long gone. Unlike most of Windsor’s older urban…
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Bank of Commerce - Sandwich Branch

Happy Friday once again. Up today is this photo dated, November 29, 1938. The caption: “Branch of the Canadian Bank Of Commerce In Windsor” As soon as I saw the photo, I knew where it was taken. Sadly the location came down in 2003. It was located in the…
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417 Ouellette Avenue

Since I sometimes get inspired, and plan out posts weeks in advance, occasionally things happen, and I miss out… Like this for example. The fire last month on Ouellette Avenue. The store front that was once home to Valerie’s Ladies Fashions was among my…
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Riverside Library

From the Windsor Star May 17, 1954. The Ontario Department of Education has tentatively approved plans for Riverside’s proposed new $55,000 public library, pictured above in a sketch prepared by the Windsor firm of Johnson and Mcwhinnie, architects. The project is still before town council for approval, as civic authorities seek a market for $50,000 in debentures which would be required to…
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Imperial Bank - Walkerville

Happy Friday everyone! Another week gone, and we’re more than halfway through February too! Up today is one of my favourite photos that I’ve come across. Dated June 1, 1934, the caption on the back reads: “Bank at Walkerville Ontario across river from…