Bernie Drouillard CollectionOld PhotographsWindsor

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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Old PhotographsWindsor

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…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

St Mary's - Ouellette Ave - 1920

Here’s an old shot of St Mary’s Academy that was located on Ouellette Ave, south of Park St. St Mary’s stood downtown until the construction of the Tunnel came along, and the order sold the land to Fred Martin and his tunnel company, and they then relocated to the grand building that stood in South Windsor until the late 1970’s. I find it interesting how small a quiet…
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Windsor

527 Ouellette

A couple of weeks ago, I posted this picture of the former Voodoo Nightclub that was undergoing renovations. I’m happy to report that it appears to be stucco free! Nice to see a renovation that improves buildings downtown. It’s not often that happens. Hope…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Elmwood Motor Hotel - Dougall Ave - 1960

In the late 1950s a large expansion occurred at the Elmwood, which involved the construction of a new motel section. I had long wondered who was the architect responsible. I had always assumed that it was done by out of town architects as there aren’t many large motel…
Old AdsWindsor

2610 Pilette Rd

Located on Pilette Rd, just south of Grand Marais and the former Adstoll Arena is this building, now home to the Riverside Group I recently came across this old ad from December, 1960 for Pilcas Building Suppies, that ran in the Windsor Star. Although reclad, the building is still there, and it’s always interesting to me to come across these old neighbourhood little industrial buildings and…
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Demolitiongoing, going, gone...Windsor

3857 Riverside Dr E

As someone mentioned recently in the comments, here’s another recent demolition. 3857 Riverside Dr E, between Strabane and George. It was most recently “The Windsor inn on the river” a B&B. It has had a standing demolition permit for the last several…
Demolitiongoing, going, gone...Windsor

1522 Ouellette

In the comments on Monday’s post, someone asked about what was recently demolished on Ouellette Ave. This small building was the latest victim of demolition. It most recently served as medical offices, probably since at least the 1970’s, but this small building…