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 the left of Harry’s Place still stands today. Harry’s Place was a Men’s wear shop that operated until…
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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…
Old PhotographsWindsor

1290 Tecumseh Road East

Image from SWODA This photo shows the Supertest Gas Station at the north west corner of Tecumseh Rd E and Hall in 1960. It appears that the station remained at this location from the 1930s though about 1985, when the budling was demolished and replaced with a Big V…
Lost WindsorOld Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

Col Prince Home Demolition - 1966

A bit of history to fall Demolition for historic building By BOB SUTTON A historic link with the Battle of Windsor is being demolished. It is the convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd at Maryvale Vocational School, 940 Prince Rd., once the home of Col. John Prince who commanded the Sandwich militia on the morning of Dec. 4, 1838. Prince and his guest Dr. Hume were eating…
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Old PhotographsReader Submission

Windsor Police - c 1927

Panoramic Photo of the WPD courtesy of Don G. Regular reader Don G. sent along this amazing photo for me to share with the readers. He’s also given me a link where he’s hosting a large scale version of the image, and you can zoom in on the details for…
Old Photographs

1190 Wyandotte Street West - 1961

Image from SWODA A view of 1190 Wyandotte Street West at Wellington, showing the Arrow Pharmacy. Like many buildings from Windsor’s past, it still stands, unrecognizable today. The building is still there, still standing. Only the brickwork at the top gives any hint to the fact that an old building is under the more modern renovations of the 1970s and 1980s. Interestingly the roof…
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Old Photographs

The Capitol Theatre - 1927

The Capitol Theatre in Downtown Windsor recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Designed by Thomas W. Lamb of New York, the theatre originally opened under the Lowe’s name in December, 1920. Lamb was prolific in his work, designing over 25 theatres across Canada…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Ottawa & Moy - 1959

Image from SWODA A view looking at the north east corner of Ottawa Street & Moy Avenue in September, 1959. The Woolworth store stands on the corner. An attractive art deco styled building, it is still standing and is home to Holland’s Consignment Shop today. A…