THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of Bedford Street (Sandwich Street) and Mill Street in the former town of Sandwich. Bedford Street was renamed Sandwich Street by the Town of Sandwich on March 15, 1917, because it constitutes the main street of the Town and would be a continuation of Sandwich Street in Windsor and thus reduce confusion of having the same thoroughfare with different names. This photograph was taken around the turn of the 20th Century. This image shows the commercial district of Sandwich at the time, and is looking north-west on Bedford Street. The building on the far side of the corner is still standing today; the buildings closest to the photographer have been demolished, and the corner is currently occupied by a modern one-story structure that used to house the CIBC bank branch, and is now home to Port Windsor offices. If you are interested in other historic images of Windsor, please visit the library’s digital exhibits page “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at https://windsorpubliclibrary.contentdm.oclc.org/.throwback thursday

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