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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 1905? These are the boys that comprised the team, the pride of Windsor for many years and ball players of sufficient merit 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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Terrace House Demolition - 1959

Here’s a little picture I came across a while back, what a beauty this place was. Sad that it didn’t survive. From The Windsor Star, April 15, 1959: ROOM FOR PARKING-Wreckers have started to demolish the old housing terrace at the southeast corner of Victoria Ave. and Chatham St W. This property has been owned for several years by Union Gas Co. and it is being cleared to provide more…
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Oliver Farm Subdivision

“Officials of the small holdings development branch of the Veterans Land Act visited the Maryland or Oliver subdivision near Windsor yesterday to view the subdivision and judge it as par of the Dominion-wide competition which will name the best developed subdivision in…
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Victoria Block - Ouellette Avenue - 1893 - 1945

Today we take a look at one of the downtown buildings from Windsor’s past. This building stood on the s.w. corner of Ouellette and Chatham St., where the Royal Bank is today. Romanesque in style, the building was designed by architects Maycock & Newman. The three story building was built with shops on the ground floor, offices on the second and the third reserved for Lodges. It was…
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Grace Hospital Nurses' Residence

One of my favourite buildings on the Grace Hospital complex, is the Brett Building, at the corner of University & Oak. The photo above appeared in the Windsor Star – December 12, 1953: “The steel girders going into place for the new nurses’ residence…