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Welcome to the Chicken Court

Today’s old Post Card comes courtesy of regular reader Linda C. From the caption on the back: Welcome to the CHICKEN COURT, 531 Pelissier St., Windsor, Ont., Canada. Tasty chicken, steak and sea food dinners. Home made pastries & rolls. We cater to weddings and banquets . . Tel. CL. 2-7226, Windsor. Prop. Andrew Kominar. [NOTE – I covered the Chicken Court before (other photos…
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Hiram Walker Bottling Building

Here’s a old post card, and today’s post is better late than never! I’m sure it was on Riverside Drive, but I’ve never been able to locate much information about this place. It was a good looking building, like so many lost in Windsor over the…
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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…