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Smitty's Pancake House

From the Windsor Star, September 25, 1979. Located at 7605 Tecumseh Road East, in the Pickwick Plaza. A look at the plaza today shows the Wendy’s as being at that address in Pickwick Plaza, just east of Lauzon Parkway. The restaurant couldn’t have been around very long. Does anyone remember the place? I grew up in the Walkerville area, and didn’t spend much time on the east side…
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Windsor Market - 1973

8/8/1973 – WINDSOR, ONTARIO: Detroit-area shoppers are crossing the Canadian border for beef in numbers that merchants say haven’t been equalled since the meatless days of World War II. Retailers said 8/8 that the vast majority of their customers in the past week…
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Henkel Mansion Demolition - 1950

There have been a few posts over the years [like this one, and this one too] about the Henkel Mansion in Ford City, I’ve finally been able to track down something solid about the demolition. From the Windsor Star November 1, 1950: One of Windsor’s most famous landmarks is being torn down to make way for a new city residential subdivision. The Henkel home, shown above, located on…
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563 Brant - Vesuvio Steam Bath

The Vesuvio Steam Bath at 563 Brant was the site of a fire April 27. It seems like the place has been around forever. Doing some research it looks like it was the site of a shooting in 1969 and an armed robbery in 1980, but not much else is out there about. Charges of…
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Wolf's Hotel

Happy Friday once again everyone! Today’s photo is a bit of a mystery. I sadly don’t have much background on it either… It is dated April 18, 1954, and the caption on the back reads: Wolfgang Feller Windsor Roadhouse Prop. – Wolf Hotel I did find the…
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Wigle Park Clubhouse

One of the building recently brought up in the comments on another post, involved the Wigle Park Club house. The building opened September 2, 1922, and cost $13,000 to build (about $170,000 today). The building was erected by the Windsor Park Commission, and contained (and possibly still does?) a wash room, showers, a locker room and club room. The article about the opening states there were 50…
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33 Wyandotte Street East - 1948

We looked at the Syrian Coffee Shop back in April, today’s photo is from the same series. This one is dated February 29, 1948, the caption on the back simply reads: 33 Wyandotte Windsor – Gambling The series is an interesting snapshot in time of the…