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Saint Mary's Part 1

Photo © Matt Kulbacki – All rights reserved Today’s pictures were scanned and send along by Tim Swaddling, via Matt Kulbacki who shot these photos of the old St. Mary’s academy prior to demolition. St. Mary’s was demolished in April 1977, so these must have been from winter 1976-1977. A neat view of St. Mary’s looming over south Windsor. While I had seen photos of…
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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…
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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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Downtown Windsor - 1982

This photo and letter to the editor ran in Detroit Free Press in 1982. 30 years ago, that’s hard to believe! Above is the actual photo that was used with the letter to the editor. A detail shot of the east side of Ouellette. Just south of the CIBC building, I…
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500 Ways You Know You're From Windsor

Our friends at Walkerville Publishing have released their new book “500 Ways you know you’re from Windsor” Below are a couple of sample pages, more can been seen at the link listed above. A captivating new book about The Baby Boomer Years (post WWII) in…
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CN 5570 - Late 1930's

Harry Taylor Collection, photo by Walter Taylor Today’s photo comes to up via county train historian Tim Swaddling. Tim says the photo is from Harry Taylor’s collection. The photo was taken by Harry’s father, Walter Taylor. The exact date is unknown, but it would likely be late 1930’s / early 1940’s. The scene is looking northwest towards the river up the CNR /…
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Mario's Of Windsor - 1973

Happy Friday everyone, and Happy June! Sheesh, 2012 is almost half over already… Today’s photo is dated April 12, 1973, and show’s Mario’s of Windsor, later Bentely’s at 755 Ouellette. My informations shows the building as being built in 1948…
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Prime Minister's Visit - 1963

A UPI Telephoto – dated March 6, 1963 Prime Minister John Diefenbaker helps Mrs. Diefenbaker down train steps upon arrival here 3/6. Prime Minister Diefenbaker campaigned in the Windsor, Ont., industrial area. The latest chapter in the nuclear controversy that…