Photo Du JourWindsor

Fire Station No. 3

A special thanks goes out to Chris Edwards from Walkerville Publishing for the tip on today’s entry. This place is literally four blocks from my house and I had never noticed it in the seven years I’ve been living here… Again, more local history hiding in plain sight… Located on Langlois just north of Niagara, is what appears to be just another run of the mill, inner-city…
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Windsor Armouries

Here’s a neat old postcard of the Armouries with a giant “Mobilization Centre” banner across the front. As for a date, I’m guessing pre-1920. What was the Mobilization for? The Influenza outbreak of 1918? World War I? It’s nice to see the…
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A disturbing trend...

Lately I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the inner-city. More and more fire damaged houses are staying vacant and boarded up. I was giving a tour of Windsor yesterday to a reader from Wales, who is in Canada on vacation, and hunting down some family…
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End of the line...

At least as far as the most recent streetcar photos are concerned. The photos below are the rest of the most recent additions to Bernie’s collection. Again, I can’t thank Bernie and John enough for their willingness to share and for the hours invested in front of the scanner 🙂 ** I also found my street car list, so there will be a little more information on the various cars…
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Frank W. Begley School

A quick break from the streetcar photos today… A recent postcard acquisition is this 1916 shot of Begley School. Built in 1913 as the Assumption Street School, the school stood watch over the neighbourhood until it was demolished in 2004. In 1924, the school was…
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More Streetcars again

Car # 95 – Again, a very specific car. Snow clearance? Car # 198 – Freight car Another one marked # 198. Same car as above? Or did they some how use the same number twice? Car # 301 on London St. – Photo from April 25, 1938 – The S.W. & A. must have made a mint off of Winchester Cigarettes. Seems like they had an ad on ever car at one point… Car # 301…
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