Lost Windsor

White's Restaurant & The Elbow Room - 33 Pitt Street East

in 1917 two Greek brothers Gus & Harry Lukos purchased a one story building on Pitt Street East housing White’s Cafe. In 1924 they built a 3 story building with a bowling alley, that became known as The Windsor Recreation Building. White’s was located on the ground floor. In 1938 the restaurant was renovated and modernized and the photo above comes from that renovation.
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Demolitiongoing, going, gone...Lost Windsor

841 Ouellette - Final Days

An unremarkable end to a part of Windsor’s history. The large vacant house at 841 Ouellette that was recently painted in a rainbow pattern of colours, burned down the other night in a spectacular fire. Built in 1890 for J.D. Arthur Deziel, the home served as a beauty…
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Tunnel Bar-B-Q 2015

I recently came across this photo that I took in April, 2015 in a folder of older pictures. 2015 doesn’t feel like that long ago, but it was nearly eight years ago already. The long lost Tunnel Bar-B-Q was a local institution for generations, dating back to the the…
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Dieppe Park - c 1958

A view of the recently constructed Dieppe Park and civic auditorium site cleared for construction of the future Cleary Auditorium. The Cleary Guest House built in 1957 is visible at the east end of the park near the parking lot at the foot of Ouellette, while the rest of the…
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493 Ouellette Ave - Lazare's Furs Building

The building at the north west corner of Ouellette and Maiden Lane has been for most of its life known to Windsorites as the home of Lazare’s Furs, however the art deco styled building we know today isn’t the the original look or design of the building. The building was originally built in 1928 and designed by architect Albert Lothian, and was the home of a local real estate…
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Sign Cleaning - 1923

The photo above appeared in the Border Cities Star a century ago, appearing in the the July 17, 1923 edition on page 3. How would you like this job? There is no need telling where the two brush wielders are working, for the Prince Edward’s big electric sign is…
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Bell Building -1929

A rendering from 1929 showing the Bell Telephone Building planned for Goyeau. The million dollar building was built to the utilized solely for the modern dial system service. The new building was designed to take care of 14,000 subscribers in addition to the subscribers…