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6425 Riverside Drive East

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas, today we head out to Riverside to pay a visit to the Senator McMillan house at 6425 Riverside Drive East. From the 1908 edition of “The Detroiters“: McGRAW, William T.; born, Lavonia Township, Wayne Co.; Mich., May 12, 1860; son of Richard and Jane (Chapman) McGraw; educated in Plymouth, Mich., and Detroit Business University; married at Plymouth…
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Memorial Park Gates

I tried looking for a picture of the gates on Ypres and Hall that mark the entrance to Memorial Park. The only one I could locate, was the photo above from 2001. Since that time the gates have been restored and some plaques added to it. It now looks like this: View Larger…
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Tecumseh & Howard Medical Centre - 1972

From The Windsor Star – October 20, 1972: PLANNING BOARD APPROVES HEALTH CENTRE REZONING Rezoning for a major “health centre” including offices for doctors and dentists in a four-building complex, was approves by the Windsor Planning Board Thursday on the property formerly occupied by Auto Specialites Manufacturing Ltd. The project, proposed by a group of local doctors and…
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451 Park Street West - 1965

So this picture ran on the Windsor Star’s from the vault the other week. I thought it was pretty neat old shot of the School Board offices, and deserved further investigation. So here it is, from June 24, 1965: NEW AND OLD – Work has been completed on a…
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Ada C. Richards School

Over the weekend, I received a few emails that the old grade school at Ontario just west of Pillette was biting the dust. See here for photos of the demolition on Windsorite.ca. Another part of Windsor’s history again bites the dust. Designed by Albert McPhail, the school was built in 1922 and was opened as the Ontario Street School. It was eventually renamed in honour of long time…
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Giles and Ouellette - 1932

The photo below ran in the Border Cities Star September 24, 1932 Here are shown a few of the steady stream of cars which patronized the new Supertest gasoline station at the corner of Giles boulevard and Ouellette avenue today, formal opening day. Each motorist who…