Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fall From Grace – A Hospital Then & Now


  Perhaps it should now be known as “Dis-Grace” Hospital due to its dilapidated condition and the controversy surrounding a project that was initially regarded with so much enthusiasm. Closed and sold for $800,000 in 2004, the plan was to convert the site … Continue reading

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50 Clues You Grew Up In Windsor


1. You once considered the gas station drinking glasses with sailboats on them fine china. 2. Your grade school field trips were: Jack Miner’s, Colasanti’s, and the Detroit Zoo. 3. You remember “Stop and Go” at the Devonshire Mall. 4. … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t the Chickens Cross the Road?


Not in Their Backyard Some of our fearless leaders at the City of Windsor think allowing people in Windsor to have a couple of chickens in their backyards to provide healthy, fresh eggs, would be a detriment to the city. … Continue reading

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It’s Upside Down. Do You Think Anyone Will Notice?


They are one of the many quaint and wonderful things to be discovered walking the streets of Olde Walkerville. Look down at almost any corner in this company town founded by Canadian Club distiller Hiram Walker in 1858 for his … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days?? Swimming in the Poopy Detroit River


  A great story from one of our Walkerville Times readers, Howard Pare, Windsor, Ontario. I can’t believe that in my early teens, along with many others, I went swimming at the bathing beach located at the foot of Bridge … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Shadd Opened a School in Windsor for Black Refugees in 1850s


Mary Ann Shadd was born in 1823 to a family of free black abolitionists in the slave state of Delaware. She became a teacher at 16 and established or taught in schools for black children in several free and slave … Continue reading

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Irony


>The day after a massive fire consumed Party Warehouse, Champion Paper Products and Clean Depot on Walker Road, I shot this photo from Big Tony’s Pizza’s parking lot near the corner of Walker and Niagara. I was surprised to still … Continue reading

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Mystery Men of Riverside


>A few years ago, someone found this snapshot on the sidewalk and passed it along to us. Anyone have any idea who these gents might be? Looks like this was taken in the 1940s in the Riverside area of Windsor. … Continue reading

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Dollars From Above


He Had Money To Throw Away (info from The Windsor Star Archives and Time Magazine) An eccentric philanthropist who threw money from a hotel window and went on a brief cheque-writing spree had Windsorites agog on March 29, 1944. He … Continue reading

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Hello Windsor History Fans!


  North Entrance of Willistead Park, Windsor, Ontario, before wrought iron fence installed around entire park, circa 1910           Hey, it’s Elaine, of Walkerville Publishing. You may remember when we produced “The Walkerville Times” and then … Continue reading

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