THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is looking north along Drouillard Road in the City of East Windsor (formally the Town of Ford City). This photograph was taken in 1930 during the construction of the Drouillard Road underpass, thus allowing Canadian National Railway trains to pass over the road traffic. The construction of the underpass allowed for automotive traffic to continue on its journey along Wyandotte Street. Until opening of the underpass, Wyandotte Street East terminated at Drouillard Road. East of Drouillard Road Wyandotte Street was originally called Ottawa Street in the former community of Riverside. Once connected, Ottawa Street was renamed Wyandotte Street East. The former Ford Motor Company of Canada car plant is located at the end of Drouillard Road, and on the right side of the image is the spire of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and the white building on right side of the street is the Bank of Commerce branch. If you are interested in other historic images of Windsor, please visit the Windsor Public Library’s digital exhibit “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at https://windsorpubliclibrary.contentdm.oclc.org/.

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