Old Newspaper StoriesWindsor

Memorial Park Gates

I tried looking for a picture of the gates on Ypres and Hall that mark the entrance to Memorial Park. The only one I could locate, was the photo above from 2001. Since that time the gates have been restored and some plaques added to it. It now looks like this: View Larger Map From The Border Cities Star, July 3, 1925, here’s some background on the park and the gates… W.C. KENNEDY…
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going, going, gone...Windsor

Ye Olde Grand Tavern - 1014 Howard Avenue

A few weeks back a news story ran about the closing of the Grand Tavern on Howard Avenue, just south of Erie. The building was recently sold, and demolition is planned to provide off street parking for Erie Street patrons. While there’s not too much to add from the…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Ford Powerhouse - 1935

Happy Friday once again. Today photo is dated August 7, 1935, and the caption on the back reads: “The power house, inside which a $2,000,000 modernization program is now getting under way. The foundry appears in the right background Designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1922, the building is a great example of his industrial works. The powerhouse, a staple of almost every large factory, is…
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Old AdsWindsor

Wellington Tavern

Above is an ad from December 1964, that ran in the Windsor Star, featuring the new Wellington Tavern at Wellington & Elliott. Here’s the building today via Google Streetview. Lots of nice 1960’s details survived in the brick work as well as the front…
Old PhotographsWindsor

James S. Cooper

In October, 2010 we took a look at Cooper Court, one of the grand old Walkerville Mansions. Happy Friday once again, today we take a look at the man behind Cooper Court, James S. Cooper. Today’s photo is dated March 26, 1929 the caption on the back reads as follows: “James S. Cooper wealthy liquor dealer of Walkerville” You can read all about Cooper here on Wikipedia, and…
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Ghost Signs - A. Ross Plumbing

I always like finding old painted signs for long gone businesses. This one is in the alley in the Lincoln & Tecumseh Road area. The plumbing place is long gone, but the sign remains. The sign says “Since 1923” and the phone number listed is a 254- exchange…