A few more just sent to me by John Stefani, from the Bernie Drouillard collection.

Many thanks to both of them for their work, in digitizing the collection and making it available for viewing.

This one from July 1975, shows SW&A bus 723

This one from February 1976, shows # 701

The next two are in my opinion are awesome. Look at how vibrant downtown Windsor once was. Ironically, each shot features a downtown building no longer with us.

This shot of bus # 358 dates to July 1967, and was shot in front of the orignial Palace Theatre. Built by architect C. Howard Crane who also designed the Walkerville Theatre locally. The orignial Palace was demolished around 1984, with the current turd Palace opening in 1986 on the same site.

This shot of # 603 from June of 1976, captures the front of the Price Edward Hotel. Opened in the early 20’s the Prince Edward came down in the mid 1970’s. The ugly Scotia Bank mini-tower stands on the site today.

Imagine what an intersting downtown we could have had, if we hadn’t been so quick to tear down everthing.


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