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667 Cataraqui Street

Here’s only old drawing from an ad that ran in the Border Cities Star in 1932. This building was located on the south side of Cataraqui Street, just west of Louis Ave. This warehouse built in 1922 and survived through the mid 1960’s. It was originally the Maillioux and Parent offices and warehouse, built in 1922, and used by the company through 1928. They were better known as the…
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Riverside Brewery

Happy Valentines Day! We’re sticking with the prohibition era breweries today. Heading east from LaSalle all the way to the former town of Riverside, and the former Riverside Brewery. Founded in 1926, the building was designed by Albert McPhail, who designed many…
Old PhotographsWindsor

St. Paul's Mission

Today’s photo is marked “St. Paul’s Mission, Windsor” and dated January 21, 1925. I can’t find much on this church. There is no listing in the 1924 directory for a St. Paul’s. Locally there is a Catholic St. Paul’s in LaSalle, on…
BlueprintsUnbuiltWindsor

A.S. Boyle Co. - Campbell & College

This past summer I spent some time at the Windsor Community Archives in the basement of the Windsor Public Library on Ouellette. There is a real treasure trove of local history down there. While there I was browsing through the J.C. Pennington collection, when I saw a listing for the A.S. Boyle Co. Not being familiar with this particular business, I made a request to see the blueprints. The site…
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100th Anniversary Cake

This one has a caption on the back “The Cake on Ouellette Avenue”, and bears the date June 5, 1954. Taken during the celebrations the first time Windsor celebrated a centennial in 1954. Once wasn’t enough, and they decided to do it again in 1992. The first…
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Riverside and Aylmer

I’m sure that many readers are familiar with the long vacant and derelict house at the s.w. corner of Riverside Drive East and Aylmer. View Larger Map As the years have gone on, the house has been getting worse and worse. We’ll low and behold I drove past it…
RenderingsUnbuiltWindsor

Villa Maria Home for the Aged and Orphaned

Another of the great projects from unbuilt Windsor. This one was to be located in South Windsor, the original planned Villa Maria home for the aged and orphaned. Here is a more refined rendering to go with the sketch above. News of the project appeared in the paper February 1, 1929, but was announced the night before, 82 years ago to the day. “Here is the architect’s drawing of the…
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Sandwich Street - 1954

Once again, a Happy Friday to everyone! Today’s old photo shows us a view along Sandwich St with a date of April 19, 1954. A nice close up view of the old retail that was once along this stretch of Sandwich St. You could get your TV repaired, and pick up some Bologna…
Old Newspaper StoriesOld PhotographsWindsor

Oliver Farm Subdivision

“Officials of the small holdings development branch of the Veterans Land Act visited the Maryland or Oliver subdivision near Windsor yesterday to view the subdivision and judge it as par of the Dominion-wide competition which will name the best developed subdivision in…