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Wyandotte Street West Apartments

Today’s post is a few photos from the spring of 2003, when the Shoppers at the corner of Wyandotte St. W. & Campbell was still under construction. The Shoppers took out an old commercial block which was home to one of my favourite local watering holes, Buzz’s Bar & Grill. While the commercial buildings were replaced with a commercial building, these four-plexes gave way to…
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Park Theatre

The photo above was taken at the grand opening in 1940. From the Windsor Star: May 17, 1940: Windsor’s newest and most modern theatre – The Park – located on Ottawa street between Hall and Moy avenues, will open its doors tonight at 6:30 p.m. Above is shown…
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Wally's Baits

The photos on today’s post were actually taken back in February 2005, but I noticed earlier this summer, and meant to post about it sooner than today, but the old neon sign is gone. Any westsiders out there know anything about it? When was it removed? The sign was a…
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Former Chrysler Headquarters

Going through some old photos the other day, I came across this set I shot shortly before the demolition of the old Chrysler Canada Headquarters on Chrysler Centre Drive, back in 2003. The building was an imposing structure, along Chrysler Centre Drive, opposite the plant. It was designed by architects, William R. Souter & Associates from Hamilton. The building was built in 1948. An older…
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Another Demolition

Back in May, we paid a visit to the corner of Lincoln & Cataraqui to talk about the demolition of three houses on Lincoln Road. I got a call Thursday night from my dad, who gave me the heads up that the garage has met the same fate… Looks like somebody has…
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GM Transmission Plant

A few aerial photos of the Kildare Road factory prior to the giant renovation in 1982. In these old photos you can clearly see the separate buildings. The building on the far right served for many years (1950’s though 1980’s) as Transit Windsor’s Kildare Road garage. Old saw tooth roofed buildings, along with the old water tower. After the expansion and renovation… The…
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Windsor and Chatham

From the collection of the Windsor Municipal Archives Today’s photo comes from the collection of the Windsor Municipal Archives. It shows the corner of Windsor & Chatham (looking east along Chatham) in the what I’m guessing to be the late 1940’s. Along…