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Mai-Mai Tavern

A recent postcard I picked up off of eBay: MAI-MAI (MEANS FINE FOOD) This is one of the new bright lights for dining out, if you happen to be in the Windsor area. Tourists are treated to the finest in Chinese atmosphere and fine food. Your host Chuck Gan will be more than…
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Rail Stations Through The Years

WALKERVILLE – PERE MARQUETTE The station above was on Devonshire Road in Walkerville. The station was designed by Detroit Architects Mason & Rice, in 1890. The station was demolished in 1957. Here’s the site of the station today. Today Via services are run out of the new Walkerville station, with talk of replacing this station with a new one. GRAND TRUNK RAILROAD/CANADIAN…
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Ouellette & University - July, 1958

Another old newspaper photo. Today’s shot is Ouellette and University Avenue, from July, 1958. It’s interesting to see how much this block has changed over the years. The two buildings between the bank and the Kresge’s are now home to Chanoso’s and…
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Hiram Walker & Sons - 1950's

Here’s an interesting view I recently picked up. It’s a colour view of the Hiram Walker Distillery from the water, before the redevelopment of site that took place in the late 1950’s. I think many of the “new” buildings were erected around…
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Return to The Boiler Room

Last week I had a post about the Boiler Room, but no photo of the building… Photo c. 2001, Chuck Pike Regular reader Chuck Pike has come to the rescue! He found this photo in his archives from July, 2001. I had completely forgotten how it looked, despite driving past it every day for years… Out of sight, out of mind I suppose, but a big thanks to Chuck for sending along a photo of…
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Downtown Windsor - 1959

Image from the collection of Scott Hughes Regular reader Scott Hughes, sent along a great old postcard to share with readers. The card was issued in 1959 by The Greater Windsor Industrial Commission. Above is a crop of the card showing the north side of Wyandotte St. between…
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The Boiler Room - 1534 Howard Ave.

Regular reader Aaron, asked about his old neighbourhood watering hole, the Boiler Room. There was a fire there around 1999/2000, and the building sat derelict for a few years, before being bulldozed in August 2001. Sadly I never got a picture of it before it came down, the…