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Manning Hotel & Post Office - c. 1915

As is usual in old Windsor postcards, everything here is gone… A view looking east on Pitt Street towards Ouellette Avenue,with a streetcar rumbling past… A good view here in front of the old post office, showing the old memorial fountain which was moved to Jackson Park when the old post office was demolished in 1929. Also interesting to note the old posts, that were also moved to…
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Walkerville High School

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Back in July, we looked at Walkerville’s High School, and in the comments of that thread, some were asking about post cards of the school, so I dug one up. It is a handsome building, but whoever was responsible for the window replacement…
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Edgewater Thomas Inn - Riverside

One of the old prohibition era roadhouses, was the Edgewater Inn, in Riverside. It was owned by Bertha Thomas, a very colourful character, who moved to Riverside from Detroit as a widow in the early 1920’s. She died in 1955. Later known as Adam Martini’s, the old tavern burned down in 1970. It was located on Riverside Drive & Bertha Street. Lilly Kazzilli’s was built on the…
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Reaume Park

An early postcard view of Reaume Park from the late 1930’s. From the City of Windsor’s parks history: Coventry Gardens Commonly known as: Reaume Park, Coventry Gardens Former/other names: Ford Street Park Location: along the riverfront between Thompson…
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Devonshire Racetrack

The history of the racetrack has been covered many times on this site (here, here, here and here), but here another old postcard view from the early 1920’s that was posted in the original site, many years ago. Hard to imagine now, but at one time we were home to three…
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Our Lady Of The Lake - Walkerville

A postcard showing the interior of Our Lady of the Lake Church, c. 1910. The photo above is undated, but the church was built in 1907, and it was a Pesha postcard, and Mr. Pesha, passed away in a automobile accident in 1912. So the photo was taken sometime in that five year window. The interior prior to closure, looked different than in the first photo. At time of closure the church was known as…
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City of Roses

Here’s an old postcard from the early 1960’s, that I don’t think was ever posted to the site before. To me the most interesting part of the card is the bottom half, with the view of Wyandotte/Ouellette. The green TD bank in the lower right was designed by…
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Ford Motor Co.'s Plant - Ford, Ontario

A long time ago, this site began life back in 2002 as a site featuring old postcard views of the city. Over the years, the site evolved and some of the older posts that were done in the pre-blog format were lost. So it occurred to me, after getting an email form a long time…