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2287 Victoria Avenue

I’ve always been a fan of this house at 2287 Victoria Avenue. I like the offset entryway, it’s a more unique design in Windsor residential construction. I don’t know much about the house, the photo above ran in the Border Cities Star in December, 1931, it was identified as being (then 1637 Victoria) the property of Mrs. A.E. Mailloux.The property was added to the heritage…
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James Dougall Esq

From Frederick Neal’s “The Township of Sandwich” published in 1909: JAMES DOUGALL ESQ Was born in Paisley, Scotland, September 23, 1810, and emigrated to Canada in 1828. Engaged in the mercantile business in Perth and Toronto, and in 1830 moved to Windsor…
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Tecumseh & Pelissier - 1929

Happy Wednesday everyone, and also the last post of April. Today’s shot is looking west [urrrr… thanks for pointing that error out Tom] East along Tecumseh Road from the intersection of Pelissier (Victoria Ave is the boulevard in the extreme foreground). This…
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Action Hobbies Kingsville's Historical Train Slide Show #15 this Saturday, April 26th, 2014 @ 7.30PM

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head on out to Kingsville for the ever popular Historical Slide Show. Tomorrow Saturday, April 26th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #15 featuring a special “double presentation” by returning presenter Helmut Ostermann from Waterloo, Ontario. Free admission, as always! Helmut will make an analog…
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Ojibway Tornado - June 17, 1946

OJIBWAY, ONT – An unidentified man sits dejectedly amid the ruin caused by the tornado which struck here yesterday evening (6/17). CREDIT (ACME PHOTO) 6/17/46 Today’s photo comes from longtime reader Luc B., who sent along this photo and wondered if anyone…
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Kildare & Niagara - c. 1908

A neat shot of Kildare Road looking south towards Niagara from St. Mary’s Gate. On the right hand side are two houses. The closest one is today 873 Kildare, and is known as the Rideout-Parson House. Originally built for the manager of the Bank of Commerce up on Devonshire. The house was built around 1906. To the left of that one is the Stephen A. Griggs house at 889 Kildare. Griggs was the…
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Ouellette and Park - 2002

A view of the block on Ouellette, just south of Park Street which burned down in 2002. Just the other week an announcement was made about a new development planned for the site. The space that was Valerie’s had one of downtown’s last great old original art deco…