Old Photographs

Changez By Nite - 2007

Going through some old photos over the weekend, I came across this one of the old Changez By Nite on Wyandotte St E, opposite the 7-11. This is before the building became a shelter. As i recall a wind storm had knocked the parapet wall down, causing bricks to tumble into the street. I was worried it was a sign of impending demolition, so I went to get a few shots of the building in anticipation of…
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Old Photographs

The Talbot House - 1952

Image from SWODA Today’s shot is a view looking west along Wyandotte Street West, from Elm Street, shot in December, 1952. The bar at the corner of Wyandotte & Wellington was known at the Talbot House until 1976, when it became the El Morocco. Today the building…
Old Photographs

Walker & Tecumseh - Looking North 1950

Image from SWODA A view of the intersection of Walker & Tecumseh roads looking north in April, 1950. Oftentimes the old pictures we feature here are remarkable for the buildings shown that we’ve lost, but this I find remarkable for how little we have going on.
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Canadian Club Sign

Canadian Club Sign c. 1915 An old view of the Canadian Club Distillery sign that was located along the Windsor waterfront. The photo above is from my personal collection, and dates to about 1915. The sign was built in 1900 and was covered in 4,300 lightbulbs and flashed the message to our neighbours across the river. It was 120 feet wide by 76 feet high, it was reputed to be the first electric…
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1627 Howard Avenue

Way back in 2008, we took a look at The Howard Block at 1627 Howard Avenue. The building in 2008 Since that time, the building has horribly been reclad, and all of the decorative elements of the building have been wiped away. Here’s how the building looked…
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Auto Specialties Co - Tecumseh Road

Back in 2009 we took a quick look at this one, and left with more questions than answers. Despite being a major employer at the time, it strange that so little info exists on this one, and I have been unable to even locate a decent picture of the place. Map of the…
Old Photographs

Chatham Street East - 1976

I can’t seem to find in my notes, where the photo above came from. I suspect that someone sent it to me, but I am unable to locate the source of in my records, to give the correct credit. So if it came from you, and you’ve got the background on it, please email me a reminder, and I’ll update the post. Otherwise, we’ve got a great shot from June, 1976, looking east along…
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Buildings of WindsorLost WindsorOld Photographs

25 Pitt Street East

Going through old photos, I came across these pictures I had taken of Patrick O’Ryan’s prior to demolition. The building has a long and interesting history. It was originally built as the annex to the Manning House Hotel which sat beside it, fronting…