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Wyandotte & Glengarry - Then & Now

Sometimes the difference on a then & now shot can be very stark, other times its amazing how little has changed. Image from SWODA Take the image above as a perfect example of change. This image is looking south on Glengarry from Wyandotte Street East. This shot was taken in June 1953, 69 years ago. Almost nothing in the image above is still there today. If it wasn’t for the buff…
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St George's Walkerville - 2017

Going through some older photographs, I came across these photos of St. George’s in Walkerville, just prior to demolition in April 2017. It’s hard to believe that its been four years since the church and the adjacent hall were demolished in late 2017.
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Downtown Demolitions - 1961

From the Windsor Star – November 15, 1961. An article about the impending demolition of some buildings as part of the urban renewal plan. 12 BUILDINGS TO BE WRECKED Downtown Landmarks Included Site of Court One of Areas To Be Cleared The city is calling for tenders for one of its largest wrecking orders. Most of the structures to be torn down are involved in…
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Hiram Walker Bottling Plant

A view of the Hiram Walker Bottling Building. This one was built around 1906 and was located on the south side of Riverside Drive to the east of the employee parking lot opposite the main office. The site today is a vacant lot. The building was demolished in…
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Demolition of the CPR Station - 1935

April 20,1935 For a long time, I have always been curious about the old CPR station that sat on the waterfront across from where CBC is located today. There are postcards of the station, but little else seems to be be around about it. Designed by Edward Colonna, the…
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1493 Parent Ave

On the north west corner of Parent & Shepherd, a few blocks south of Ottawa Street has risen this four-plex on what was for the better part of a decade a vacant lot. Image from Google Streetview From 2010, until the recent construction of the new building in late 2018, the site looked like it did above. From 1931 until 2010 the site was occupied by St Anthony of Padua Hungarian…
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