Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

THROWBACK THURSDAY

With another academic year coming to a close, this week’s Throwback Thursday picture is of St. Mary’s Academy taken during the 1940s. Built between 1927 and 1929 at the south end of Academy Drive in south Windsor, to replace a school located on Park St. East (today the tunnel plaza) in downtown Windsor. Built in a Gothic style, with 5 floors, a chapel, classrooms and accommodations for students. The school...
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Throwback Thursday

This photograph was taken in 1925 the year that the YMCA building was open on Pelissier Street. This facility was used by the Y until 1989 when the building was closed. In 1975 the Y moved there Health, Fitness and Recreation  Centre from Pelissier to their new facility on Victoria Avenue. The YMCA Residence was moved from Pelissier Street to a new building on McDougall Avenue in 1989. A private...
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Throwback Thursday

This is a picture of the Great Western Railway yard at the river front. This photograph was taken in the 1870s during the conversion from provincial gauge 5’6” to standard gauge 4’8 1/2”. The Great Western Railway arrived from London Ontario in 1854, which linked Windsor to the rest of the country. In 1882 the Grand Trunk Railway took control of the line, which itself became part of the Canadian...
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Throwback Thursday

Do it  with Gas! The Windsor Gas company was located at 185 Chatham Street West. This photograph was taken in 1925 when T. P. Pinckard was President and G. D. Wickett was Vice-President and Manager. Windsor Gas would become part of Union Gas Company of Canada in 1951 and by 1976 the building had been torn down to make way for a parking lot.     ...
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Throwback Thursday

A #ThrowbackThursday to the Windsor Market that was located at McDougall and Chatham Street. This photograph was taken in 1935 and shows men, women, and children busy buying and selling fresh produce and goods. Are you excited for spring to start buying from our many local farmers?  ...
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