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Kresge's - 1990

Happy Friday, and welcome to November… Today’s picture was taken April 17, 1990 The caption on the back reads: S.S. Kresge Co. is closing after 61 years in Windsor – 245 Ouellette and Chatham I’m at the age now, when I don’t think of 1990 being that long ago… and suddenly I realize it was 22 years ago. Share your stories Windsorites, who’s got fond…
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Jackson Park Lawn Bowling - 1982

Happy Friday everyone! Another week down… This photo ran in either the Detroit News or Free Press (not noted) August 4, 1982 The caption reads: Players get in some rolls on the lawn bowling green during a Jackson Park Lawn Bowling Club game in Windsor View Larger Map I don’t have a good picture of it, but it doesn’t look like the same building. Possibly the new one is an expanded…
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Duplate - 1937 - Walker Road

Back in June of 2009, we took a look at the former Duplate factory on Walker Road. Above and below are two vintage photos of the factory from 1937, a year after the factory opened. A great pair of photographs, capturing the factory when that stretch of Walker road was the…
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Civic Centre Site - 1957

Happy Friday everyone! Happy Thanksgiving weekend too! Today’s photo is dated March 8, 1957, the caption on the back reads as follows: Windsor Waterfront Civic Center Site with Baby House (scene of last Windsor-Detroit Hostilities – 1838) being restored is at…
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Ferry & Chatham - Alexander Bartlet House - 1912

From the Evening Record – October, 1912: One by one, the old landmarks are disappearing, owing to Windsor’s phenomenal expansion. The engraving above is made from a photo of the late Alexander Bartlet home at the corner of Ferry and Chatham streets. Since Mr. Bartlet’s death it has been occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Braid. Recently the property was sold to Messrs. Duck and…
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Princess Theatre

Exterior view of the Princess Theatre, Windsor’s newest theatre, located on Sandwich street east. It has an attractive front that make a big improvement in the appearance of the street. I don’t know much about this theatre, in fact this picture is the first and…
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McDougall Aveune Foundry

From the Evening Record, May, 1912: Just for the fun of the thing, take a walk out to the factory district one of these fine days. If you haven’t done so already you will surely get your eye opened. The industrial area is rapidly filling ip with new factories that…