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Where 40,000 Volumes Await Readers - 1925

This picture above shows the old Carnegie Library at Park & Victoria in September, 1925. A library is a sort of “poor man’s college” where books and volumes of every kind under the sun are loaned to borrowers. This photo shows a portion of the Windsor Public Library, which houses over 40,000 volumes, and possesses a patronage that is growing steadily, year by year. The…
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Ford of Canada - 1915

Today’s post shows the inside of the Ford assembly plant on the Windsor waterfront from 1915. This photograph shows the Model T assembly line and a few partially built Model T’s. The assembly plant was designed by Albert Kahn, who by then was becoming well known…
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Freedom Way - 2002

Going through some old photos, I came across this one from 2002, looking north along Freedom Way from Park St towards University. It shows the long demolished Top Hat Restaurant and the recently demolished Tunnel Bar-B-Q. Have a good safe long weekend everyone. See you back…
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Ouellette & Chatham - 1920

Today’s shot is looking at the southeast corner of Ouellette & Chatham in the spring of 1920. This shot shows the then newish Merchant’s Bank on the corner, with the former Ouellette House, that once stood on the corner, just to the east. A busy spring morning, with lots of pedestrians and the streetcar cruising into the frame. There sure were many grand buildings in…
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Security Building

Probably my favourite downtown building, seen on Monday evening, the Security Building at the corner of University & Pelissier. Designed by local architects Pennington & Boyde, the Security Building opened December 1, 1927. The Security Building as it appeared as…
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Lazares Furs Neon Sign - Maiden Lane

A view of the Lazares Furs Art Deco neon sign in Maiden Lane in downtown Windsor. The building itself is already listed on the Windosor Heritage Register, but the sign is part of 27 properties that are on the agenda tonight at the Heritage portion of the Planning, Heritage…
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Ouellette & Park c. 1949

Another week gone. Here’s a view of the north east corner of Ouellette and Park and the long lost Prince Edward Hotel. This building came down in the 1970s and was replaced with the less than inspiring Scotia Bank building. Have a great weekend everyone, see you back…