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Action Hobbies Slideshow # 7

As always, I like to pass along this information in case there is someone out there who’s interested in going. The slideshows are amazing and informative. If you haven’t been to one yet, you need to check it out. Thurs August 23rd, 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #7 Free admission! Action Hobbies Kingsville welcomes Tecumseh, Ontario’s…
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Erie & Parent - 1935

From the Border Cities Star – February 1, 1935: Spring must be right around the corner. The large steam shovel of the Keystone Contractors is seen above carrying out excavations at the northeast corner of Erie street and Parent avenue, in preparation for erection of…
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Saint Mary's Part 3

Photo © Matt Kulbacki – All rights reserved Happy Friday everyone, and happy long weekend! Today the last few pictures from Matt Kulbacki’s series on St. Mary’s in South Windsor. Today’s pictures deal with the demolition of the old school, shot from the neighbourhood on April 29, 1977. In this shot the building starts to collapse on itself. Photo © Matt Kulbacki – All…
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D.M. Ferry Seed Warehouse

Happy Friday once again, today’s post takes a look at the D.M. Ferry Seed Warehouse that used to be on the corner of McDougall and Riverside Drive. It stood until the Casino came along, and the entire area was cleared. This photo rests with the George D. Mason collection at the Burton Library. It was built in 1911. A detail shot of the front entrance on McDougall. Check out this neat old…
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Harry Guppy School Part 2

From the Border Cities Star, October 31, 1931 With the school’s “father”, Mr. Harry E. Guppy, veteran former school trustee present, the new Guppy Public School, on Tecumseh Road, was formally opened in ceremonies Friday afternoon and evening. The school…
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Prince Edward Hotel 1929

From the Financial Post, October 31, 1929: The Prince Edward, of the United Hotels chain, a modern and up-to-date caravansery which serves visitors to the Border Cities This shot is taken from Park Street, looking east towards Ouellette. View Larger Map Here’s the…