Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Park & Pelissier - 1961

Image from SWODA From the great collection over at the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive comes this image taken in February 1961. Looking north west to the corner of Park Street West and Pelissier. Visible on the left is the long gone Norton Palmer Hotel, and an Esso station on the right. Today this intersections is replaced with Victoria Park Place on the left and the Royal Windsor Terrace…
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Buildings of WindsorOld Photographs

1478 Wyandotte St E - A Minto & Co

A view of the building from Google Streetview This building on the north west corner of Wyandotte and Gladstone was built in 1921, and designed by Windsor architect Gilbert Jacques. It was built for the A. Minto & Co as their new store. The Minto store opened in this…
Old Photographs

225 Giles Boulevard West - 1924

Located on the south west corner of Giles & Victoria Avenue, is the former home of William Thomas Wesgate. Mr Wesgate built the large home in 1919 that is still standing today. He made his fortune as an ice cream manufacturer before selling his business to Borden…
Old Photographs

Windsor Utilities Office - 1964

The other day I was downtown and I noticed a flurry of work at the old Windsor Utilities Office at the north west corner of Ouellette & Elliott. The building was sold and is under renovation by the new owners Tessonics Inc. One of the projects underway is the removal of the hideous metal awning that runs around the façade for no good reason. I recently came across an article from August…
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Old Photographs

1277 Ottawa Street - Then & Now

Photo from SWODA First off I would be remiss to not thank SWODA for their images that were used in the my recent book. They are an invaluable resource for local historians. During a recent media interview I blanked on thanking them, but they are an amazing source. If…
Old Photographs

Windsor Waterfront - 2001

Was going through some older photographs this week, when I came across this one from August 2001. It shows a time when the waterfront pumping station was still in ruins and not attached to the shore. As you can see on the right side of the photo the path system was at this…
Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Edgewater Tavern - 1938

Situated on Riverside Drive, just east of the junction of Little River and beautiful Lake St. Clair, is Edgewater Thomas Inn, famous along the Border as a rendezvous for many a brilliant gathering.An extensive remodeling program, completed this year, has completely transformed this establishment. The elaborate exterior construction and landscaping work has created and absolutely new appearing…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

391 Tecumseh Road East - Former Supertest Station

Located at 391 Tecumseh Road East at Mercer is this former auto repair shop. Judging from the signs on the building, it is owned by the WEDCSB, likely used for parking for Catholic Central Next Door. This Tudor revival style building was originally home to a Supertest…