Photo Du JourPostcardsWindsor

Norton Palmer - 1938

This postcard from 1938, shows Windsor’s Norton-Palmer hotel, as well as the sister hotel acorss the river in Detroit, the Hotel Norton. The back of the card reads: NORTON-PALMER HOTEL NORTON HOTEL Winsdor, Ont. – Detroit, Mich. MODERN – FIREPROOF Situated in the centre of down-town district overlooking the beautiful Detroit River and convenient to all roads of transportation.
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Downtown - 1957

I recently came across this neat old postcard from 1957. There are several things that jump out at me in this card… On the north shore, the land for Cobo Hall & Arena has been cleared. Work is progressing nicely on Windsor’s new City Hall. Note the long…
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Then & Now 1911 - 2006

I came across this postcard a few years ago. It was simply marked “Walkerville, Ont.” and postmarked 1911. No other details. Luckily the former town of Walkerville was fairly small in land size. The town was only 5 blocks wide, but several miles long. Development started at the river and headed south. 800 Block of Chilver Rd. 1911 800 Block of Chilver Rd. 2006 The big break in…
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Sincerely yours, Richard W. Reading

MAYOR RICHARD W. READING’S WORK MUST GO IN! Under the Reading administration the city’s total bonded indebtedness has been reduced $15,123,406! Under the Reading administration traffic fatalities have been cut 41%! Dick Reading, for his elimination of sit-down…
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February 15, 2006 - Cobo Arena

Located on the Riverfront, and underused is the historic Cobo Arena. Built in 1960 it is nothing spectacular architecturally, but it has a legendary musical pedigree. Some very big selling musical albums were recorded live at Cobo – Among them: Kiss – Alive!; Bob Seger – Live Bullets & The Tragically Hip – Live Between Us. The arena also has a sporting heritage as…
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