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Farewell Tunnel Bar-B-Q

A few shots from Thursday evening and the remains of the Tunnel Bar-B-Q. Some internal steel is still standing… But otherwise she’s just a pile of rubble. This little section at the far east end of the building is all that’s left standing. While it’s sad to see a long time institution go, by the end it wasn’t what it used to be. The space will be replaced with a…
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Old City Hall - 1920

Old City Hall taken in 1920. Formerly a public school it was repurposed and used as Windsor’s second City Hall, until replaced by the current one in 1956. Now there’s a new one coming, and some discussion has come up about how much should be spent. What do you…
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Ouellette & Riverside - c. 1925

A view here looking north towards the Detroit River along Ouellette from just south of today’s Riverside Drive. It’s always great to look at an image, from less than a century ago, of a pretty major intersection, and there not one single thing still…
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Nut House Demolition - Goyeau & Park

Photo © 2015, Brian Worrall As many of you might know over the weekend the University started demolition on the buildings fronting Goyeau between the Tim Horton’s at Park, and the Burger King at University. One of these building was formerly home to the Nut House, a long beloved Windsor institution. A reader captured this shot and sent it along for the site. Thanks Brian & Kathryn for…
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Carnegie Library - c 1925

A view of the old Carnegie Library. This shot was taken from Park St. looking south on Victoria Ave. The grant was awarded to Windsor in 1901, but due to delays the Windsor branch didn’t open until 1903. It was designed by Detroit architect John Scott and was…
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Street Car 366 - University Ave - c. 1930

© The Bernie Drouillard Collection Here’s a picture of an example of what was known as the Cincinnati Street Car series. This shot was taken on London Street (now University Ave) at Pelissier about 1930. What if I told you one of these cars stayed in the area and has recently been unearthed. Despite being out of service for nearly 70 years, a large part of a similar car still exists&#8230…
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St Anne's - 1140 Monmouth Rd - 1960

St Anne’s Separate School on Monmouth Rd in Walkerville is seen in this photo above that ran in the construction company’s ad in December of 1960. Modern renovations have stripped all Mid-Century Style and Design from the building, but it’s still in use and…