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. Walker & Tecumseh is a major intersection, in what is now the heart of the urban part of the city. Here in this shot…
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Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

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…
Buildings of WindsorOld PhotographsStucco

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…
Lost WindsorOld Photographs

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 factory – 1935Overview of the factory site – 2020 The Auto Specialties factory came to Windsor in 1919…
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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…
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…
Lost WindsorOld Newspaper StoriesOld Photographs

Prince Edward Hotel - 1971

While looking for some information about Patrick Maguire a local engineer who designed many of the high rise buildings in Windsor, I came across this article from 1971, when plans were to convert the Prince Edward Hotel into an apartment building for seniors. Here lies the Prince … 49 years of nostalgia By DAVE AGNEW – Windsor Star December 10, 1971 There was no August 1. Time…
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Lost WindsorOld Photographs

Downtown Windsor - 1900

Here’s an old shot I acquired a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever posted this one before, but if I have, apologies for the re-post. Also excuse my poor Photoshop skills around the border on the right hand side as well…. This shot, like many…
Old Photographs

Essex County War Memorial

A couple of recent additions to my collection, a pair of photographs of the Cenotaph at Giles & Ouellette. The photos are someone’s personal snapshots, and are undated. Judging from the cars visible on the left hand side of the first photo, this one is probably…