Old Photographs

1277 Ottawa Street - Then & Now

Photo from SWODA First off I would be remiss to not thank SWODA for their images that were used in the my recent book. They are an invaluable resource for local historians. During a recent media interview I blanked on thanking them, but they are an amazing source. If you’re a local history fan, be sure to check out the site. So much fascinating history there. Today’s shot is…
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Book Launch Party - November 30

Just a final reminder that the book launch party is set for tomorrow night, November 30, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Chapter Two Brewing Company – 2345 Edna Street (closest major intersection is Walker & Wyandotte). Hope to see you there, books will be available…
Lost Windsor

1280 Ouellette - 2001

Going through some older photos the other week and I came across this one from 2001. Taken 20 years ago it shows what was then last known as the Bavarian Inn at 1280 Ouellette. It was home to many low income residents in the early 1990s before the utilities were disconcerted…
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Book Release Party - November 30th

Hello readers! As you know, I have written a book and it’s out now. It makes a great Christmas gift too for the Windsor lover on your list… I’m pleased to share with you that there is going to be a book launch party on November 30th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Chapter Two Brewery at 2345 Edna Street (just east of Walker Road). If you have Facebook, a link to the event can be…
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Old Photographs

Windsor Waterfront - 2001

Was going through some older photographs this week, when I came across this one from August 2001. It shows a time when the waterfront pumping station was still in ruins and not attached to the shore. As you can see on the right side of the photo the path system was at this…
Lost Windsor

Westwood Hotel - 1941

A view of the Westwood Hotel from June, 1940. The Westwood was later known as Bronson’s and was demolished around 2001. The building was popular with workers from the nearby salt mines, and was a popular stop during the prohibition days. This ad from 1941 gave…
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Windsor: Then & Now

I am happy to announce the release of my new book Windsor: Then & Now. Local publisher Biblioasis approached me back in the winter of 2020 with the idea to work with them to prepare a new addition to their collection of local history books. We talked back and forth about different ideas over the years and were finally able to work together to produce this new title. Talking a look at…
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Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Edgewater Tavern - 1938

Situated on Riverside Drive, just east of the junction of Little River and beautiful Lake St. Clair, is Edgewater Thomas Inn, famous along the Border as a rendezvous for many a brilliant gathering.An extensive remodeling program, completed this year, has completely…
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Fred Neal - 1855-1931

Fred Neal was a local historian, who’s early work “Township of Sandwich, Past & Present” left us an invaluable record of early days in Sandwich. If you don’t have a copy, or have never read it, a copy can be found here…