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Ambasador Bridge Construction Part 1

Here is a recent arrival at International Metropolis Headquarters. I acquired a set of vintage real photo postcards of the Ambassador Bridge construction. All the cards are marked “American Commercial Photo Co. Detroit”. From what I can tell, the photos are from both sides of the river, some in Detroit, some in Windsor. Judging from the subject matter, I would hazard a guess that they…
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Hugh Beaton School

Located on the corner of Lens and Windermere in south Walkerville, is this grand old school. Built in 1928 by the local firm of Nichols, Sheppard & Masson, sadly this building also received the same half assed window replacement that Walkerville C.I. also…
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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…