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The Intersection of Huron Church, Felix & Prince - 1953

Image from SWODA A view from 1953, looking east along Prince Road towards the intersection of Felix & Huron Church. Being much quieter seven decades ago, the scene looks almost rural. Long ago the intersection was redone, and only Prince and Huron Church intersect today, the others having been long closed off. The boulevards long gone as well. With the exception of the ones on Felix.
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940 Assumption

Image from SWODA The image above comes from a book published in 1913. The image above shows the Marshall Foundry. The foundry location at 940 Assumption, in the block just east from Parent, did infrastructure castings, like sewer grates, and manhole covers. Image from…
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53 Pitt Street East

Image from SWODA Back in October 1956, the south side of Pitt Street East, between Goyeau and Ouellette was hopping. “Urban Renewal” would bring a massive parking garage to the corner, and the buildings from the Canada Salvage at 65 Pitt Street East and…
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Huron Church & College - 1952

Image from SWODA There’s nothing more amazing that shows the change in Windsor over the years than old street scenes from places that are busy today, but look almost rural from the old days. This photo is a perfect example. This shot was taken in the middle of Huron Church Road looking north towards the Ambassador Bridge, from the intersection with College Avenue. For those familiar with…
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College & Campbell - 1951

Image from SWODA An interesting view here looking east along College Avenue towards the intersection with Campbell Avenue. This shot was taken in May, 1951, and despite 13 years having passed since the streetcars were removed, the tracks are still plainly visible and…
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Royal Vist - 1951

With the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week, much was made of her previous visits to Windsor. Before she took the throne, when she was simply Princess Elizabeth, she paid a visit to Windsor in October, 1951. The future Queen and Prince Philip visited…
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Curry Hall

In 1904 plans were drawn up by the Williams Brother architects for John Curry. Curry planned to erect a new building at the south east corner of Ouellette & London (now University). The building was to be three floors in height, with two stores on the main floor, and a large hall and stage on the second floor along with parlor for ladies and gentlemen, along with restrooms. The third floor had…
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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…
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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…