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956 McDougall - Former Hydro Electric Railways Hydro Station

Today we take a stroll over to 956 McDougall, just north of Erie St. and check out this building built in 1926. From all outward appearances, it look like many other Hydro Substations around Windsor, built during the same era. However this one was the nerve centre of the street car system. From the Border Cities Star, June 30, 1926: THIS is an architect’s sketch of the new $137,000 convertor…
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1902 Windsor Baseball Team

This article appeared in the Border Cities Star, April 4, 1922, as a look back at the 20th anniversary of the 1902 Windsor Ball Club. THE FAMOUS Windsor ball team of 20 years ago, the team that took Western Ontario pennants for several years in succession from 1899 to…
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Everything Old Is New Again...

Today’s post idea comes from Urbanrat, who recently informed me about a discussion that took place about a new library/combination cultural centre that was talked about to help revitalize a dying downtown… The only difference is the headline below appeared in the…
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A Dangerous Corner In Windsor

The photo above ran in The Border Cities Star – July 7, 1928: This corner, the intersection of Pitt and Ferry streets, is one ot the most dangerous for pedestrian and wheel traffic in the city. The photograph is taken facing north on Ferry, from beside The Border Cities Star building. In addition to being the southbound route from the Detroit ferry, it ls complicated by the street cars…
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