Old Photographs

Forest House Tavern

Image from SWODA One of the old bars who’s name I hear often, is that of the old Forest House. The Forest House was on the south east corner of Tecumseh Rd E and Forest, just east of the Caboto Club, as shown in the photo above from 1952. In the mid 1990s, I remember this place as the Sitting Bull. After the Forest House, it became Hadley’s in the 1970s, by the mid 1980s it…
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Old Photographs

Walker & Tecumseh - Looking North 1950

Image from SWODA A view of the intersection of Walker & Tecumseh roads looking north in April, 1950. Oftentimes the old pictures we feature here are remarkable for the buildings shown that we’ve lost, but this I find remarkable for how little we have going on.
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Auto Specialties Co - Tecumseh Road

Back in 2009 we took a quick look at this one, and left with more questions than answers. Despite being a major employer at the time, it strange that so little info exists on this one, and I have been unable to even locate a decent picture of the place. Map of the…
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Sandwich East Township Hall

The Sandwich East Town Hall was built in 1927, and designed by local architects Allaster & Jacques. Located on the south side of Tecumseh Road East, near Lauzon, the township hall was built in 1927 at a cost of about $12,000. A one storey building with a basement, the building was 26 x 50 feet. Constructed of “vari-colored rib brick, with Indiana limestone trim”. The inside contained…
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1501 Tecumseh Rd E

While doing some research over the last little while, I found reference to a new, previously unknown (to me at least) architect in Windsor from the late 1920’s named Charles L Archibald. He appears to have been located in Walkerville, and was the architect for several…