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Ouellette & Chatham - 1913

A great postcard, looking north on Ouellette towards Chatham. On the left is the Victoria Building that burnt to the ground in the 1940s. Beyond that the old Post Office demolished and replaced by the Paul Martin Building. One of my favourite parts of this card, is the east…
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1466 Ouellette

So a few months ago one of those little weird medical offices was demolished further up Ouellette. I noticed that this one at 1466 Ouellette, near Sheppard (which was pretty much a twin of the other one) came down earlier this week as well. From what I can remember…
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Metropolitan Building - February 1929

From the Border Cities Star – February 1, 1929 Changes in the skyline of downtown Windsor are reflected in the towering new Metropolitan Building, now nearing completion on West London Street. Photo shows the 10-storey business block in the hands of bricklayers, who are enclosing the reinforced concrete structure with a steadily rising layer of face brick of a light buff color. Back…
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St Clair College

Since we’re still close to back to school time, and a few weeks ago we hit Dillon Hall at the University, here’s a postcard of main campus of St Clair College from the mid 1970’s. While it may not be everyone’s favourite building, I think it’s…
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Metropolitan Explosion - 1960 - Interview with officer Paul Linton

Today’s post is a guest post by regular reader Luc. He managed to track down and do a brief interview with one of the first officers on the scene the afternoon of October 25, 1960 when the explosion went off at the Metropolitan Store on Ouellette Avenue. A big thank you goes out to Luc for his detective work and his willingness to share this story with all of us. Officer Paul Linton is seen…
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Electa Hall

Photo from Google Streetview Built in 1962 and designed by Johnson-McWhinne, the old Electa Hall at Patrica and University is soon to meet the wrecking ball. While, I’m more a fan of the 1960’s section to the south of the property the whole thing, both the…