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Windsor Skyline - Mid 1960s

Here’s a postcard view from the mid 1960s looking down on downtown Windsor. The Miracle Mart is down there, brand spanking new. What jumps out at me the most is the lack of highrises downtown in the photo. It certainly was a very different place back…
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Windsor Armouries

Here’s a neat old postcard of the Armouries with a giant “Mobilization Centre” banner across the front. As for a date, I’m guessing pre-1920. What was the Mobilization for? The Influenza outbreak of 1918? World War I? It’s nice to see the…
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Frank W. Begley School

A quick break from the streetcar photos today… A recent postcard acquisition is this 1916 shot of Begley School. Built in 1913 as the Assumption Street School, the school stood watch over the neighbourhood until it was demolished in 2004. In 1924, the school was…
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City Hall Park - 1960's

After a crazy end to last week, with the seagrave demolition and everything, I though a nice old postcard view would be good for a Monday morning. This view from the early 1960’s shows a view of City Hall Park and a view south along City Hall Square. Behind City Hall we can see the old, long demolished court house, and opposite that the original police headquarters, built in 1921 and…
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Walkerville Post Office

Here’s a neat old shot from the early 1920’s of the Walkerville Post Office. The Post Office was built in 1914, and designed by the Federal Department of Public Works. Other local buildings designed by the Federal department include the Windsor Armouries and…
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Ouellette & University

Here’s another old postcard shot. This is from the late 1950’s early 1960’s (thanks Don!) and is taken at the intersection of Ouellette and University looking north. Look at all the shops and on street parking… Back when downtown was vibrant, and you…