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Norwichian

A couple of photos today from Wayne State’s excellent Virtual Motor City Project. This photo was dated Jan 12, 1965. Taken at Dieppe Park, the identity of the man, if ever know is long lost. It is however a great shot of the Riverside Dr. frontage of the Norwich Block. This one was dated June 24, 1983. The Norwich Block looks over downtown, and the freedom festival. What a huge loss for…
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Ferry Dock - c. 1927

Today’s photo comes courtesy of regular reader Mark, it was taken by his grandfather William Rudkin around 1927 from the ferry to Detroit. The quality and sharpness on those old photographs is simply outstanding. The detail can really take you back in…
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Then, Then and Now

The former Tepperman’s Building on Ottawa St. has had a long and interesting history. First built in 1939, the building was originally only one story tall. It was designed by J.P. Thomson, who was at the time working for Sheppard & Masson. (Photo from the collection of Windsor’s Community Museum – P09974) The post war boom saw the second and third floors added in 1946…
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Home Bank Building

The former Home Bank building at Wyandotte and Windermere is one of my favourite buildings in Walkerville, and the western anchor of what is perhaps our best looking and most intact historic commercial block. This postcard view is from Walkerville Publishing’s…
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S.W. & A. # 406

Another vintage photograph from the John Stefani collection, this view along Devonshire has hardly changed at all. Car # 406 from the Erie Line is shown heading north south along Devonshire towards Riverside Dr Wyandotte St. This shot would have been taken from near the…
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Golden Age Of Rail

Today’s two old photos come from the John Stefani collection, which he has graciously scanned and passed along for posting. John notes that you can see the tall CKLW tower in the background of the photo, allowing us to know this was taken after 1954. A few notes from…