Old PhotographsWindsor

1799 Wyandotte St. E. - Former Bank of Montreal

In my opinion one of the nicest buildings on Wyandotte Street. This white terra-cotta clad Beaux-Arts stlye building was originally commissioned by the Merchants Bank Of Canada. It was designed by the firm Of Hogle & Davis of Montreal in 1912. Hogle & Davis…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Ojibway Blast Furnace - 1935

Happy Friday everyone! This Friday’s old photo is dated August 18, 1935, and the caption reads “Canadian Steel Plant Ojibway”. In this photo we’re looking east back towards Brighton Beach, the river is to our back, and that boat slip, is the one we…
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Official Pocket Map of The Border Cities

During the pre-depression days when the bridge was nearing completion, there were many different companies purchasing land and sub-dividing it, expecting to strike gold. However as the stock market crashed, these properties remained vacant, and along the way only a handful of these house were actually built. The Great Lakes Land Co. Inc, based in Detroit was one of the larger land owners. A…
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Windsor

3584 Victoria - Mrs. F.E. Currah Residence

This beauty in South Windsor was built in 1929, for Mrs. F. E. Currah. She was the manager of the Windsor Supply Co., which is listed in the old City Directories as being a place to get “threshers’ supplies”. The house appeared in the December 31, 1929…
Windsor

3549 Victoria

John Boyde House – second wife 1927 – lost depression etc… Today we head back to South Windsor, and back to Victoria Boulevard, and a look at 3549 Victoria. This house with the crazy brick work was designed by John Boyde, a partner in the firm of Pennigton & Boyde, as his own personal residence, and as a wedding gift to his second wife in 1927. With the onset of the…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

Hotel Dieu

Another Friday, and once again, another old photo. Today’s picture doesn’t have a date on the back, only a handwritten note reading “Hotel Dieu defrauded hospital”, the only other mark is a stamp that reads “Detroit Times Reference Dept.&#8221…