Old Newspaper StoriesPhoto Du JourWindsor

Devonshire Mall

From the Windsor Star – May 2, 1969 Artist’s view of centre Fifteen months from now Windsor will have one of the largest shopping centres in Canada with the opening of the $15,000,000 Devonshire-Windsor Shopping Centre on Howard Ave. south of E. C. Row Ave. Located on a 65-acre site with paved parking area for 3,000 cars, the centre will include 500,000 square feet of retail area and…
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Elmwood Casino - Part III

The first incarnation of the Elmwood Hotel, which was fined several times for liquor violations was destroyed in a $50,000 fire, December 19, 1943. The owners at the time seemed to flout any rules openly, and were constantly under scrutiny. They started building the…
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Elmwood Part II

This postcard dates to the late 1940’s and shows the original building before additions. The building today. A postcard from the late 1950’s of the entire complex. Like taken after the motel was built in 1956. A view of the lobby of the motel building. Classic 1950’s design, and hard to see/appreciate from speeding by on Dougall Ave. A flyer from 1956 advertising an upcoming…
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Old Newspaper StoriesPhoto Du JourWindsor

Ford Plant 1 Demolition

From the Windsor Star, December 22, 1969. The Walls Tumble Down – No this isn’t a Second World War photo of bombed out Berlin or Coventry. It’s the demolition of Ford of Canada’s old Plant 1 complex on Riverside Dr. E. Six old plant building are…