Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Wyandotte & Glengarry - Then & Now

Sometimes the difference on a then & now shot can be very stark, other times its amazing how little has changed. Image from SWODA Take the image above as a perfect example of change. This image is looking south on Glengarry from Wyandotte Street East. This shot was taken in June 1953, 69 years ago. Almost nothing in the image above is still there today. If it wasn’t for the buff…
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Old Photographs

Pig-N-Whistle Restaurant - 950 Wyandotte St W - 1954

Image from SWODA A view of what was then the Pig-N-Whistle restaurant at 950 Wyandotte St W from 1954. From what I can tell, the restaurant was around from 1952-1955 and was owned by Ernest Black. Black was charged in late 1954 with “keeping liquor for sale in…
Old Photographs

3232 Sandwich Street - Then & Now

Photo from 2005 Sorting through some older photographs this weekend, and I came across a folder of pictures I took in Sandwich back in 2005. The image above being one of them. The building with the white siding façade was certainly non-descript and wasn’t adding…
Old Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

Downtown Laura Secord Closes - 1976

From the Windsor Star – February 27, 1976. The downtown Laura Secord shop was closing down and moving out as the Prince Edward hotel at Park & Ouellette was getting ready for demolition. STORE CLOSES — With demolition crews marshalling to bring down the Prince Edward Hotel on Ouellette Avenue the staff of the Laura Secord store is evacuating the tiny shop. From left: Mrs.Anne…
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Old Photographs

Lauzon & Wyandotte - 1958

Image from SWODA A view today from the old Town of Riverside, taken May 1, 1958. This shot is looking east along Wyandotte Street East, towards the intersection of Lauzon Road. Looks much less busy than that intersection does today. There’s still a gas station on…
Old Photographs

The Auditorium Building - 709 Ouellette

Image from SWODA This building located at 709 Ouellette was known as the Auditorium Building. When first built around 1927, the Knights of Columbus had a clubhouse to the rear and built this as an annex and auditorium. Eventually the clubhouse was torn down and a larger…
Lost WindsorOld Photographs

435 Mill Street - 1957

Image from SWODA This picture shows the south west corner of Mill & Baby streets in Sandwich in May 1957. This little building was owned by the Sandwich, Windsor & Amherstburg Railway (SW&A), the forerunner of today’s Transit Windsor. It started out as a ticket office and waiting room for the streetcars, and by this point in time had become a drivers exchange room, where buses…
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Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Park & Pelissier - 1961

Image from SWODA From the great collection over at the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive comes this image taken in February 1961. Looking north west to the corner of Park Street West and Pelissier. Visible on the left is the long gone Norton Palmer Hotel, and an Esso…
Buildings of WindsorOld Photographs

1478 Wyandotte St E - A Minto & Co

A view of the building from Google Streetview This building on the north west corner of Wyandotte and Gladstone was built in 1921, and designed by Windsor architect Gilbert Jacques. It was built for the A. Minto & Co as their new store. The Minto store opened in this…