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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 Windsor as a stop on their Royal tour in October, 1951. They arrived by Train disembarking at the Ford Siding near the…
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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…
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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 his restaurant”. The building just west of Crawford on Wyandotte Street was the long time home to the Szechuan Gardens…
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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…
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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 the south east corner, and there’s Fresh Co in place of the Dominion Store today. Always love looking at the old…
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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…
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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…