Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

This photograph taken in 1924 is the residence of George Yule Masson, one of Windsor’s premier architects. George designed this house located at 3069 Alexander Avenue where he lived from 1924 to 1939. The house was designed in the French Cottage style. George Masson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1921 where he studied architecture. When he returned to Windsor Masson worked for the architectural firm Nichols, Sheppard and Masson...
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Throwback Thursday

This weeks Throwback Thursday pic was taken sometime in the late 1940s early 1950s of Sandwich Street (today Riverside Drive) looking east at Ouellette Avenue. How this scene has changed over the years! The Ritz Hotel to the left, the British American Hotel in the center of the picture and the CN Train Station in the distance along Sandwich Street. All these structures were torn down to make way for...
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Throwback Thursday

Today is ‘Go for a ride day’, so this week our Throwback Thursday pic is of Andrew Douglas Bowlby ready to take his Ford automobile for a ride. This photograph was taken around 1927 or ’28 in front of his house at 806 Victoria Avenue. Mr. Bowlby was one of the original investors in the Ford Motor Company of Canada and was the Ford agent for Essex and Lambton Counties. After the...
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Throwback Thursday

The Throwback Thursday pic this week is of the Plante Brothers’ Red and White Grocery store located on the west side of Drouillard Road at 245 in Ford City. The photograph was taken around 1930.  I’m wondering what the two boys sitting on the steps had just bought at the store. The store was an on going business for about half a century opening in the early 1900s and closing in 1951...
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Throwback Thursday

This coming November 11th is the Centennial anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War (World War I). This photograph was taken in 1925 of the Windsor Cenotaph which was located on Giles at Ouellette Avenue.  The Cenotaph was unveiled November 11, 1924. In 1965 the Cenotaph was dismantled and moved to its current location at City Hall and was rededicated on November 11th, 1965. If you would like to view this our other...
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