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Windsor's Strip - 1970

From the Windsor Star – June 13, 1970 It’s not exactly the Vegas Strip or even Toronto’s Yonge St. strip – but it has the makings. The area is about four miles of Tecumseh Rd. between Walker Rd. and Lauzon Rd. It has the flashing neon signs, the hangouts, the straight open road ideal for dragsters and motorcyclists. It loses the authentic strip effect only because of…
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Ouellette & Park - c. 1933

An old look back at the north east corner of Ouellette and Park. The old Prince Edward Hotel sat on the corner, it was demolished as replaced with the Scotia Bank branch there today. Windsor has lost a great many buildings over the years, but it’s these tall massive…
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Highway Tavern Demolition

Demolition of the former Highway Tavern got under way earlier this week as the building eaters scraped away this large building on the edge of downtown. Reader Lisa T. sent along a few pictures of the demolition in progress. They started around the back, and it looks like they made pretty quick work of this place. Photo © Lisa T 2014 Photo © Lisa T 2014 Photo © Lisa T 2014 Photo © Lisa T…
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Sandwich Street Looking East - 1915

This photographs was taken just west of Ferry Street looking east towards Ferry. The site occupied today by the St Clair Centre For The Arts (ex Cleary Auditorium), the old Norwich Block can be seen in the distance. This photograph was dated, 1915. Hope everyone had a…
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Mystery Building - 1915

This building was included in an album of photos of Windsor and Walkerville and was dated 1915. Unfortunately there zero info with the photographs, and while I looked for year, I have yet to find out what or where this building was. So, take a look at this mysterious…
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Merchant's Bank - 1920

A look today at the south east corner of Ouellette and Chatham today. Standing on the corner is the Merchant’s Bank of Canada building. To the left of the bank building is the Vital Ouellette house, still standing, but well hidden. It used to sit on the corner but was moved to the east in I believe 1903. The Merchant’s Bank merged with and into the Bank of Montreal in 1921. A handsome…
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Calendar Clearout Sale

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a golden weekend. To celebrate the end of the Olympics, and to clear out some stock that’s recently been returned from the retail venues that were selling the calendar, over in the store, the 2014 IM calendars are being sold at…
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Ouellette Avenue Rose Garden - c 1933

From the same tourist brochure is the photo above. The caption reads: Rose Gardens, Ouellette Avenue, Windsor This shot is taken along Ouellette Avenue in front of what was then an open lot to the Tunnel. This site has since been replaced with the Holiday Inn. Have a great…