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Central Fire Headquarters - Pitt Street East - 1928

A neat shot here of the old Central Fire Headquarters, on Pitt Street. It was located on the north side of the street, directly across from the old City Market, between Windsor Avenue and McDougall. Designed by Albert Lothian, the building was eventually replaced by the current headquarters on Goyeau & Elliot. The building is typical of Lothian’s work. The pattern in the brickwork is…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1928

A neat old postcard view, this one dated 1928, of the “new” Prince Edward Hotel on Ouellette and Park. Sadly this one too is long gone. I like the little bot of artistic license take with the hustle and bustle in the foreground. My favourite is the dude in…
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Devonshire Road - c. 1910

Back when Walkerville was a self contained community, this view show how well this little town was connected to the outside world. Streetcar tracks are visible in the road. The Train station is just past the bank, and at the end of the road the Ferry to Detroit. It’s…
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Manning House - c. 1912 - Ouellette Avenue

Going through some old postcards, I came across this one showing the Manning House Hotel and on the right hand side, and bit of a glimpse of the old Post Office. This card dates to around 1910-1912 and shows a bustling downtown corner, complete with the streetcar rumbling past. Hope everyone had a good weekend, and all the Moms out there had a nice mother’s day. Long weekend this weekend…
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Ojibway - 1919

I love looking at old maps of the area, and the layout for Ojibway, the town that never was. This map was made in 1919 by a Detroit property developer. Chappus, Page, Healy, Wright and Broadway streets in the upper right corner was where the Brighton Beach neighbourhood was…
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Riverside Drive - 1962

From the Department of Public Works section of the 1962 City of Windsor Annual Report comes this photograph shown above. Riverside Drive, east of the C.N.R. Overpass, has been rebuilt. Curbs and sidewalks were moved back and re-aligned to permit a pavement width of at least…
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Studebaker Factory - Then and Now

Above is a view of the Studebaker Factory that once graced the area just north east of Walker and Wyandotte. This picture above was taken in 1913 and is looking south at the factory from the rail tracks. By 1937, the Studebaker factory is listed as “Silent and Mostly…