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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…
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Armouries Open House

An FYI for tonight for anyone who’s interested in checking out the inside of the Armouries. The Windsor Symphony is holding an open house to pitch their reuse idea. The now vacant Armouries are a designated building. Built in 1900 it was designed by David Ewart…
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A Night On The Town

Here are some neat old advertisements I found while looking over some mid 1960s era Newspapers. Just a brief sample of the a few of the nightclub options 40 odd years ago… The Calcot Hotel is long gone. A google search of the address reveals an Oil Change Shop, a Porn Shop and a Car Rental Place. It was on the west side of Howard Ave. between Eugenie and McDougall. Does anyone out there…
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Pasadena Apartments

It’s been a while since I have featured any older Apartment Buildings on the site, and as anyone who drives around the city knows, that’s one thing were not in short supply of in Windsor. This one is one of my personal favouites. Located at 1424 Wyandotte St.
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Imeson Antiques

One of the most historic and intact commercial storefronts in the city is located at 1506 Wyandotte St. E. The Edwardian commercial building built in 1915, was originally a Trott’s Shoes, and for many years was the home of Posteroptics. The owners of Posteroptics…
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Elsmere Followup

If you’ll remeber back on March 13th, I covered two houses on Elsmere that were destined to become parking lots for Erie Street. I drove by last week and noticed that they had been stripped of their siding and railings, and were prepped for demolition. I drove by again the other day, and nothing remained but two holes in the ground. At least the tree appears safe for now, and kudos to…
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Walkerville Publishing

So, on to the reason for the Walkerville Theatre being open on Sunday… Walkerville Publishing held an open house, with a great display of Walkerville’s history, and the launch of the 2007 Holiday issue of the Walkerville Times. Chris Edwards the publisher poses…
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Walkerville Theatre

Yesterday was the 5th annual Walkerville Holiday Walkabout. One on Wyandotte Street’s grandest buildings was even open. The Walkerville Theatre designed by renown theatre Architect C. Howard Crane in 1918, and built in 1920, had it’s doors open to the public for…