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Election Day

POLLS ARE OPEN 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Not much to say today, but get out and vote. Your actions today, will shape Windsor for the next four years. The last election had an embarrassing 38% voter turnout. That mean that out of every 10 people you pass on the street or at the mall, more than 6 of them were too lazy to vote. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned over the years of…
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636 University Avenue West

This old Arts & Crafts bungalow on University Ave. west, between Janette and Caron, always intrigued me. A throwback to the days when University was lined with residences all the to downtown. Sadly this house which was long neglected, and only used for storage, went up…
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Albert Kahn

Once again Friday is upon us… Today’s old photo is date stamped on the back from June, 1940, and shows architect Albert Kahn of Detroit looking over blueprints. Some of Kahn’s Windsor area projects…. Not including those done while he was with Mason…
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The Ever-Ready Dress Stay Company

Today’s image comes from the Southwestern Ontario Image Archive, at the Univeristy of Windsor, another one of Windsor’s little known local history resources. The image above of the Ever-Ready Dress Stay factory,is found on page 18, of the booklet: “Souvenir : Windsor and Walkerville, May, 1895 : Official Programme of Grand Military Demonstration, May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1895.
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Cooper Court

From the Border Cities Star – May 30, 1925: COOPER COURT, FINEST OF BORDER RESIDENCES Above is a general view of Cooper Court, taken from the front. It gives a good idea of the magnificent proportions of the handsome residence, and of the beautiful grounds which…
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Windsor Waterfront Aerial - 1930

Happy Friday once again everyone! Today’s photo is dated July 11, 1930 and features a good look along Windsor’s waterfront. I’m not sure what event this was used to illustrate, but with early “photoshop” techniques, they’ve circled the…
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Walker Power Building

During the summer, the following picture was posted on this site: In that post I wondered about the addition of the fourth floor that was going on the Walker Power Building. As you can see in this photo they are clearly working on adding the top floor. The building was designed in 1911 by architects Stahl, Kinsey & Chapman, but I’m not sure who designed the top floor addition. This…
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The 2011 International Metropolis Calendar

As many long time readers may remember back in 2009 the first International Metropolis calendar was unveiled, entitled “Lost Windsor” it was a look back at many of the buildings in our city which have disappeared over years since the site was…
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Mill Street - c. 1910

Here’s an interesting old postcard, I recently came across… Over the years of running this site, it’s not too often I come across a postcard, I haven’t seen before, but this one is one of those rare times… Sandwich, despite being the seat of…