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Wyandotte & Glengarry - Then & Now

Sometimes the difference on a then & now shot can be very stark, other times its amazing how little has changed. Image from SWODA Take the image above as a perfect example of change. This image is looking south on Glengarry from Wyandotte Street East. This shot was taken in June 1953, 69 years ago. Almost nothing in the image above is still there today. If it wasn’t for the buff…
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435 Mill Street - 1957

Image from SWODA This picture shows the south west corner of Mill & Baby streets in Sandwich in May 1957. This little building was owned by the Sandwich, Windsor & Amherstburg Railway (SW&A), the forerunner of today’s Transit Windsor. It started out as a…
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Park & Pelissier - 1961

Image from SWODA From the great collection over at the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive comes this image taken in February 1961. Looking north west to the corner of Park Street West and Pelissier. Visible on the left is the long gone Norton Palmer Hotel, and an Esso…
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Christ The King Church and The Baseball All-Star

Formerly located at Dominion & Grand Marais in South Windsor, was the now demolished church of Christ The King. The parish was established in 1928, with plans to erect a place of worship at Curry & Richardie Boulevard, near St. Mary’s Academy. I am unable to determine if that original church was ever built. In 1946 architect J. C. Pennington drew up plans for the church at…
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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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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 instructions to drive along the riverfront road (Sandwich street) near the Windsor city limits. Dinner and dancing nightly (except…
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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…
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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…