Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Big Bear Grocery Store was located in downtown Windsor. This weeks Throwback Thursday pic taken 13 January 1956, shows the store located at 279 Chatham Street East at the corner of McDougall Avenue. The store opened in 1949 at 244 Windsor Avenue and moved to Chatham Street in 1951. The store had a short history of operations in Windsor closing its doors to customers in 1961. If you are interested...
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Throwback Thursday

The John Richardson Public Library is this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic. The library was opened in November 1928 to the public at 1495 Wyandotte Street West. In 1968 the Adie Knox Herman Complex was constructed as an addition to the library. The library served the west end of the city until 1973, when Ambassador Library opened. Today, the building that housed the John Richardson Library still stands as part of...
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Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday pic is of the Sandwich Canal. Taken in the early 1910s by Andrew Bowlby. This is part of an extensive photograph collection from the Bowlby family that is housed at the Community Archives located at the Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch. If you would like to view additional historic photographs of Windsor, please visit the library’s digital exhibit “Windsor’s, History and Pictures“....
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Throwback Thursday

Before the age of mechanical refrigeration, households would keep their meats and vegetables cool in an icebox. The icebox got its name from the block of ice that was housed in a compartment locate at the top. The ice would slowly melt into a tray underneath that would need to be empty on a regular interval. The ice was delivered to your house by an iceman who would visit a...
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Throwback Thursday

This week the North American International Auto Show is being held at the Cobo Center in Detroit. this weeks Throwback Thursday picture is of the Essex County Automobile Club Rotary Auto Show. The show was held at the Cleary Auditorium in Windsor, showcasing some fine Chrysler Corporation of Canada automobiles. If you are interested in this our other historic images of Windsor please check out the library’s digital exhibit “Windsor’s, History...
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