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1404 Tecumseh Road East

This building at Tecumseh Rd and Moy, has a long history as a restaurant, as I recently discovered. As I was looking through an old booklet from 1954, I came across this ad for the Bel-Air Restaurant… Someone along the way bricked in every other window along the side, but it’s still a restaurant. According to some of the long time business owners along that stretch of Tecumseh, the…
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Routley's Motel - 1954

Think about how great it would be after a long day on the road to go kick back in the television lounge. 🙂 This place was located at Walker and Division, where the Applebee’s is located today. I seem to recall the restaurant building (the lower building pictured in…
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Chicken Court

I’ve seen old advertisments and post cards for the Chicken Court, but never knew much about it. I moved to Windsor in 1989, and I didn’t recall it being open when I first came here. A full page ad from the 1954 Visitor’s Guide to Windsor and Essex…
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A Night On The Town

Here are some neat old advertisements I found while looking over some mid 1960s era Newspapers. Just a brief sample of the a few of the nightclub options 40 odd years ago… The Calcot Hotel is long gone. A google search of the address reveals an Oil Change Shop, a Porn…
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Viscount Hotel

Regular reader Darren was kind enough to send along this crop of an image that he took in the early 1980’s. In it you can see the former Viscount Hotel (marked with a red dot). He apologized for the lousy quality, but any photo is better than none at all. So a big thanks to Darren for sending the photo. Below find a scan from a mid 1960’s ad in the Windsor Star… As you can see…
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Model Home

Continuing the building boom in South Windsor that was soon to be squashed by the Great Depression, was this competing ad to yesterday’s entry. While this house isn’t named, it is also on Randolph, this one however is on the north side of Grand Marais. Other than…
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The Collegiate

From December 1928: …Drive out Dougall to Grand Marais Road, west on Grand Marais to Randolph – The “Collegiate” is on Randolph, Just south of Grand Marais, in SOUTH WINDSOR So I did. Now I’m not sure if Randolph once crossed “the…