Assumption High School

Here’s a postcard view of Assumption High School, probably early 1960’s. Look how calm and quiet Huron Church was…. is that a grassy median I spy? The caption on this one reads: ASSUMPTION HIGH SCHOOL directed by the BASILIAN FATHERS WINDSOR, Ontario, CANADA I tried looking through my info, and I couldn’t find a date or architect for the building… I believe it was…
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Distillery Offices - Photo to Postcard

For those readers who, like me, are fans of the great photo website Shorpy, you may be interested in viewing the collection of the Detroit Publishing Company, which resides at the Library of Congress. The DPC collection is amazing, and mostly royalty free&#8230…

Walkerville Town Hall

Designed by Albert Kahn in 1904, the Town Hall and Post Office was originally located on Riverside Drive, opposite the Distillery. To the right is the end of the Flat Iron Building. The Town Hall and Flat Iron building were both scheduled for demolition in 1994. A dedicated group of volunteers raised the funds to have the building moved around the corner to Devonshire Road where is now stands…
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Ford City - City Hall

Here’s a recent addition to the IM collection, this photo postcard of the Ford City, City Hall. Situated on the corner of Riverside and Drouillard, in a space last occupied by the parking lot to Our Lady of the Rosary. Over the peak of the roof, you can see the two…

Mill Street - c. 1910

Here’s an interesting old postcard, I recently came across… Over the years of running this site, it’s not too often I come across a postcard, I haven’t seen before, but this one is one of those rare times… Sandwich, despite being the seat of…

Central United Church

Postcard View of Central United c. 1955 Last year in October, we took a look at Central United with this post on the history of the church, and this one of the cornerstone laying. With this past weekend’s Doors Open event, I finally got to visit the inside… The interior features an amazing space. A big thank you needs to go to Mr. Wear who gave me my tour and showed me around the…
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Osterhout's Restaurant & Confectionery

Up today is this postcard view of Osterhout’s Restaurant & Confectionery, from the early 1920’s. This place was located in what was then known as the Exchange Building, before being sold to George Wilkinson for use as a shoe store. This is one of the rare…

Campus Of The Future

Every once in a while I come across a postcard that makes me wonder just what someone was thinking. Someone’s blurry out of focus shot of a model on a table turned into a postcard. 🙂 The caption on the back of this one reads: Scale Model of “Campus of the…