A few years ago I acquired a large lot of photos taken in and around Ford City. I have no information on them, such as who took them or when they were taken. They appear to be shot in the mid to late 1950s for the most part. Contained in the lot was a few photos taken at the East Windsor Bathing Beach. Located on the riverfront at the foot of George Avenue, the buildings shown here burned in a fire in 1957, and the beach was closed in 1959. Today it is Alexander Park. These are an interesting view into another piece of Windsor’s lost history.
- Walter Cassidy on 563 Brant – Vesuvio Steam Bath: “Some local history research I did on the place. https://activehistory.ca/2021/03/29902/” Mar 8, 08:24
- Vinnie Pelletier on Metropole Tavern – c. 1960: “I played bass in the band that was backing Larry Santos at the Metropole in 1970” Mar 3, 00:41
- FenceBuilder on Pacific Park Subdivision – 1925: ““There is no catch to it, this is an honest four-square proposition, …” Relects the attitude of real estate agents…” Feb 14, 09:51
- Chris on Pacific Park Subdivision – 1925: “Rob, “Treble” is the british version of “triple”.” Feb 13, 12:24
- RobS on Pacific Park Subdivision – 1925: “One of my favourite quotes. “Your investment will double or treble (sic) in value.” For a developer who is awfully…” Feb 10, 10:38