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Old City Hall - 1920

Old City Hall taken in 1920. Formerly a public school it was repurposed and used as Windsor’s second City Hall, until replaced by the current one in 1956. Now there’s a new one coming, and some discussion has come up about how much should be spent. What do you…
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Ouellette & Riverside - c. 1925

A view here looking north towards the Detroit River along Ouellette from just south of today’s Riverside Drive. It’s always great to look at an image, from less than a century ago, of a pretty major intersection, and there not one single thing still standing. There were some pretty impressive structures downtown at one time. I’ve always been a fan of the building on the north…
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Carnegie Library - c 1925

A view of the old Carnegie Library. This shot was taken from Park St. looking south on Victoria Ave. The grant was awarded to Windsor in 1901, but due to delays the Windsor branch didn’t open until 1903. It was designed by Detroit architect John Scott and was…
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Streetcar 351 - Still Around

Photo © 2015 John Stefani, used with permission As promised on Wednesday, here’s a few photos of a recently uncovered streetcar at an undisclosed location in Essex County. When streetcars ended their reign at the end of the 1930’s many of the cars were older, and in poorer condition and being of little value to anyone at the time, many were sold as scrap. Some were purchased and used…
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St Mary's - Ouellette Ave - 1920

Here’s an old shot of St Mary’s Academy that was located on Ouellette Ave, south of Park St. St Mary’s stood downtown until the construction of the Tunnel came along, and the order sold the land to Fred Martin and his tunnel company, and they then relocated…