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Windsor Centennial Celebration - 1954

The centennial celebrations of 1954 were a big deal, and city wide celebrations were held. This photo is dated September 2, 1954, and the caption on the back reads: “Duchess of Kent, Mayor Reaume of Windsor, and Princess Alexandra stand to receive welcome by guest at banquet in Prince Edward Hotel.” More info about Princess Alexandra can be found here. Have a safe long weekend…
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Ambassador Bridge From Above - 1933

Happy Friday! Today’s photo is stamped on the back with only a date March 28, 1933. A neat shot showing the Windsor Shoreline in its natural state. Interesting to see this little restroom hut, long a favourite little building of mine. View Larger Map This was neat to see… A big old house on the river hard by the bridge. Looks like the bridge gobbled up part of the lot, as the east…
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Carnegie Library

Built in 1903, and designed by John Scott and Co. of Detroit (the same architects who designed the Boer War Memorial), Windsor had the first Carnegie Library approved in Canada, although delays caused it to be the second one to open… The building opened October 16…
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Under Construction

Welcome to this week’s edition of Old Photo Friday. To we have a photo that likely dates to 1928-1929, unlike the date stamped on the back of the photo “April 15, 1930”. The Bridge opened November 11, 1929. According to this brief history of the Bridge…
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The Paramount Theatre

To add to the list of unbuilt project in our city, planned early in 1929, this appeared in the Border Cities Star – January 23, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of a new theatre planned for the corner of Moy avenue and Ottawa street, Windsor, by Paramount Windsor Theatres, Limited. Designed by Nichols, Sheppard and Masson, archi- tects. Equity Building, the playhouse will…
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The Security Building - 1927

Another Friday, another old photo… Today features a old press photo from the fall of 1927. The caption on the back indicates the building cost $1 million, and was set to open December 1st. As is often the case however, some of the details in the photo are more…