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Municipal Court House - 1961

Image from SWODA While searching for something unrelated, I came across this picture of the old Municipal Court House at City Hall Square. This photo dates from 1961, although the courthouse was built in 1955. It was designed by Sheppard & Masson, who were also the architects of the old City Hall that opened shortly after. This building was demolished in the early 2000s. Some time after the…
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Bridge Tavern - 2007

Another of Windsor’s legendary taverns, lost to history is the old Bridge Tavern at University and Bridge out towards the University. I spent a lot of time here in my youth, and it was a great place amongst the University crowd as well as locals. Image from…
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Graham Paige Dealership

This was a building I was always fond of. It was built in 1928, designed by architects Cameron & Ralston, and was located at 722 Wyandotte Street East. It was built for J. M. Blaine as a Graham-Paige dealership. It’s hard to tell from the older photo, but it had…
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25 Pitt Street East

Going through old photos, I came across these pictures I had taken of Patrick O’Ryan’s prior to demolition. The building has a long and interesting history. It was originally built as the annex to the Manning House Hotel which sat beside it, fronting Ouellette Avenue. The Manning House was built in 1881, and the annex likely dates to about 1890. In 1913, the building was…
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Walker Farms Manager's Residence

Going through older photos that I’ve taken over the years, shows how much Windsor’s changed, even in recent times. For example, take the building above at 1767 Walker Road. This building dated to the 1880’s and was built as the residence for the manager of…
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Wyandotte & Windsor - 2012

While looking through some older photos recently, I came across this one from 2012. Looking north west from Wyandotte and Windsor at the now long demolished Beer Store. This building was a Brewer’s Warehouse, dating back to the post-prohibition days, at least as early…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1971

While looking for some information about Patrick Maguire a local engineer who designed many of the high rise buildings in Windsor, I came across this article from 1971, when plans were to convert the Prince Edward Hotel into an apartment building for seniors. Here lies the Prince … 49 years of nostalgia By DAVE AGNEW – Windsor Star December 10, 1971 There was no August 1. Time…
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Mandarin Garden - 1927 - 1933

Throughout the years of looking at old postcards, and old newspapers, starting in the mid 1920s , I would often come across ads for the Mandarin Garden, or see the distinctive multi storey sign near Ouellette & University in postcards or pictures of downtown. In…
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Downtown Windsor - 1900

Here’s an old shot I acquired a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever posted this one before, but if I have, apologies for the re-post. Also excuse my poor Photoshop skills around the border on the right hand side as well…. This shot, like many…