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Hiram Walker Bottling Building

Here’s a old post card, and today’s post is better late than never! I’m sure it was on Riverside Drive, but I’ve never been able to locate much information about this place. It was a good looking building, like so many lost in Windsor over the…
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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…
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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…
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Deauville Beach Club - St. Clair Beach - 1927

From the Border Cities Star, a grand unbuilt plan, dated April 30, 1927: A MAGNIFICENT clubhouse will be built on the shores of Lake St. Clair by the Deauville Beach Club, Ltd. The club will be located nine miles east of Windsor, near the property of the Beach Grove Country Club. The building, a picture of which is shown above, will be 10 storeys high, with bathing beaches, gymnasiums, and a…
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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…
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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…