Old Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

Proposed Howard Avenue Subway - 1930

This is a great shot form 1930, looking south along Howard Avenue. There was a proposal to build an underpass under the tracks here in 1930, that obviously never came to be. The location of the proposed $500,000 Howard avenue grade separation is shown in this photograph. The proposed subway, which is likely to be built if the federal government makes a substantial contribution towards its cost…
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Old Photographs

Mitchell Sworn in as Mayor - 1924

The photographer caught Mr. Frank J. Mitchell, Windsor’s new mayor, in the act of taking his oath of office this morning, and secured an interesting picture The top photograph shows Mayor Mitchell being administered the oath by City Clerk Dickinson in the Mayor’s…
Buildings of WindsorOld Photographs

Park Building - July 2002

Going though some old photos from 2002, I came across this shot of the Park Building at the south west corner of Park & Ouellette. This photo is pre-stuccoing when the 1925 still displayed its architecture. This one was designed by Windsor architects Nichols, Sheppard…
DemolitionLost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Tunnel Bar-B-Q 2015

I recently came across this photo that I took in April, 2015 in a folder of older pictures. 2015 doesn’t feel like that long ago, but it was nearly eight years ago already. The long lost Tunnel Bar-B-Q was a local institution for generations, dating back to the the…
Old PhotographsWindsor

2422 Gladstone Avenue

This shot above appeared in the Windsor Daily Star, December 31, 1936 in a recap of the new prominent houses built in the last year. The house on the east side of Gladstone was built by Frank N Isbey, of Michigan. Isbey was the head of the Michigan State Fair, and it appears…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Dieppe Park - c 1958

A view of the recently constructed Dieppe Park and civic auditorium site cleared for construction of the future Cleary Auditorium. The Cleary Guest House built in 1957 is visible at the east end of the park near the parking lot at the foot of Ouellette, while the rest of the park site is barren and grassy. The Cleary Auditorium site has been cleared and visible in the background is the Baby…
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Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Drouillard Road - c 1928

Photo above from the collection of the Windsor Public Library A shot taken around 1928 on the east side of Drouillard in between what is today Whelpton & Trenton streets. A pair of architecturally interesting buildings here, both lost to time. Oddly the building to…
Lost WindsorOld PhotographsSchools

St Clare School

Located at Bruce & Shepard, the St Clare School was designed by Windsor architect Gilbert J P Jacques & Co., and opened in 1922. By the late 1960s the Separate School board was looking at options to either renovate or replace the old school building. After a lot…