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Hotel Dieu - 1937

Happy Friday once again. Today’s photo is a neat old one of the corner of Ouellette and Erie. The date on the back of this one is marked April 21, 1937. But judging from the photo, that is the date of a reprint, the actual photo is probably closer to 20 years earlier. Two shifty dudes at the corner, probably an early drug deal… 😉 The original Hotel Dieu was designed by Charles H.
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Demolition Time

Another weekend in the books, and with today’s post, another month as well. This post wraps up November, as Wednesday’s post ushers in November. Time to get caught up on some Demolitions around town. The photo above is from Saturday morning, and the demolition…
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545 Church

A few more from the archives… These photos were shot, July 2002. This big old place is sadly, no long with us. Located at the n.w. corner of Church and Vera, the home was last used as a rooming house. Despite some bad renovations, and exterior staircases, it was…
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Metropolitan General Hosptial - 1968

Once again Friday is here! Today we have a new photo, but still a look back to Windsor’s Past. Today’s photo is date stamped August 13, 1968. It shows a nice, pre-renovation look at the original façade of Met Hospital. Built in 1926, the original hospital section was designed by Pennignton & Boyde, and this original part has been completely obscured behind renovations over the…
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Ford City - City Hall

Here’s a recent addition to the IM collection, this photo postcard of the Ford City, City Hall. Situated on the corner of Riverside and Drouillard, in a space last occupied by the parking lot to Our Lady of the Rosary. Over the peak of the roof, you can see the two…
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636 University Avenue West

This old Arts & Crafts bungalow on University Ave. west, between Janette and Caron, always intrigued me. A throwback to the days when University was lined with residences all the to downtown. Sadly this house which was long neglected, and only used for storage, went up in flames this past Thursday night. The fire department has listed the cause as “undetermined”, and the city has…
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The Ever-Ready Dress Stay Company

Today’s image comes from the Southwestern Ontario Image Archive, at the Univeristy of Windsor, another one of Windsor’s little known local history resources. The image above of the Ever-Ready Dress Stay factory,is found on page 18, of the booklet…
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Cooper Court

From the Border Cities Star – May 30, 1925: COOPER COURT, FINEST OF BORDER RESIDENCES Above is a general view of Cooper Court, taken from the front. It gives a good idea of the magnificent proportions of the handsome residence, and of the beautiful grounds which…