DemolitionLost WindsorOld Photographs

Joseph L. Reaume House - 1924

One for the lost Windsor files, is this house that once belonged to Joseph Reaume of Ford City. Reaume was a builder and was was also the assessor of the town of Ford City. The house was built to resemble houses that Reaume saw during his winters away in California. The bedroom were all located to the rear of the home in a part that could be described as an annex, separate from the living…
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DemolitionLost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Tunnel Bar-B-Q 2015

I recently came across this photo that I took in April, 2015 in a folder of older pictures. 2015 doesn’t feel like that long ago, but it was nearly eight years ago already. The long lost Tunnel Bar-B-Q was a local institution for generations, dating back to the the…
Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Drouillard Road - c 1928

Photo above from the collection of the Windsor Public Library A shot taken around 1928 on the east side of Drouillard in between what is today Whelpton & Trenton streets. A pair of architecturally interesting buildings here, both lost to time. Oddly the building to the left of Harry’s Place still stands today. Harry’s Place was a Men’s wear shop that operated until…
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Old Newspaper StoriesWindsor

Sign Cleaning - 1923

The photo above appeared in the Border Cities Star a century ago, appearing in the the July 17, 1923 edition on page 3. How would you like this job? There is no need telling where the two brush wielders are working, for the Prince Edward’s big electric sign is…
PostcardsSchools

Holy Rosary Separate School - Drouillard Road

Image above from SWODA A nice postcard view from the late 1920s showing Holy Rosary Separate School on Drouillard Road. Opened in 1922 and designed by Pennington & Boyde, this building served Ford City for nearly a half century. The boom of the Ford assembly plant in…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsSchools

St Clare School

Located at Bruce & Shepard, the St Clare School was designed by Windsor architect Gilbert J P Jacques & Co., and opened in 1922. By the late 1960s the Separate School board was looking at options to either renovate or replace the old school building. After a lot of back and forth, it was decided that the building would be replaced, with a new one storey school designed by J P Thomson…
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Curry Hall

In 1904 plans were drawn up by the Williams Brother architects for John Curry. Curry planned to erect a new building at the south east corner of Ouellette & London (now University). The building was to be three floors in height, with two stores on the main floor, and a…