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Leamington High School

Staying out in Leamington, here is a shot of the old High School. Looks like it was once a residence that was added on to and converted to scholastic use. Some time the detail in these old post cards is just amazing. Look at how full the parking lot is…
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House of Refuge - Leamington

OK, County Historians, what can you tell me about this place? It looks like it was quite a grand place. A bit of googling brought me to this document here, that makes it look like it was built around 1900 maybe a little before, and sometime before 1961, became known as the…
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Talbot Street - Leamington

Sticking to the county again, this time we’re out to Leamington in the late 1940’s/early 1950’s. A neat view of the main shopping district. It’s easy to see upon closer inspection how these were just hand tinted versions of black & white photographs… The Kelvinator sign, street lamp and old car were all left in b&w. View Larger Map As best I can tell, I…
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Essex High School

Sticking with the Essex County theme again today, we head back to Essex… According to Wikipedia, Essex District High School “… was founded in 1885 and is the oldest operating publicly funded high school in Ontario” The original building burned down in…
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Talbot Street - Essex

Off for the first time in a long time out into Essex County… Today’s postcard features a view from the late 1970’s? I’m sure someone can date it by looking at the cars. The caption on the back reads: TALBOT STREET, ESSEX, ONTARIO. Photograph by: Barry…
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East Windsor Postcards

These cards come to us today from regular reader Vic. These are some great cards, they are new to me as I hadn’t seen either of them before. This postcard shows the s.e. corner of Ontario & Lawrence Road in what was then Ford. Built in 1922, this house was designated by the City in 2000. View Larger Map Here’s the house today. A good write up on the house ran in the Walkerville…
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Norton Palmer Hotel

Continuing with the postcard theme, here is an undated postcard, probably from the mid 1940’s, showing the Norton Palmer Hotel, which was located at Park and Pelissier. It was built in 1927, and expanded in 1929. Designed by architects Hutton & Souter of Hamilton…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1954

Happy April everyone! I’m going to declare April postcard month, and we’re even going to venture out into the county this month. I will be the first to admit that I am a pretty urban dude, and I know very little about Essex County in general. So all my readers…