Category Archives: Lost Buildings

Snail Mail in Sandwich, Ontario


From a Sentry Box, to Postmasters’ homes, from General Stores and Shoe Stores to the current Sandwich Post Office, Sandwich certainly has had its share of different post office locations. As with most small towns, the post office in Sandwich … Continue reading

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Summer in the City: Mid-20th Century


* Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty So go downtown, things’ll be great when you’re Downtown… Are you pining for the good ole days when … Continue reading

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Dish Nights at The Palace Theatre


Ah, the irony. The deal the city made to bring the University of Windsor’s music and visual arts departments downtown to create a cultural hub triggered the closing of the Palace Theatre. In case you missed the news flash, some … Continue reading

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When Windsor Got Its Wings


You may have read the fascinating account of a very rare ticket which was hidden in a Windsor home. Kevin Malott was renovating his basement last weekend when he discovered an 83-year-old admission ticket to the grand opening of Walker … Continue reading

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‘Tis Much Better to Give.


Yes, it’s always better to give at Christmas than receive. At least, that’s how I feel. (And what better justification for going shopping?!) If you are STILL looking for that perfect gift, take heart. On Friday, Dec. 23rd, from 11 … Continue reading

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Someone Yell Fire!? 63rd Anniversary of Adelman’s Inferno


Remember Adelman’s Department Store in downtown Windsor? I do – sort of, but there are plenty of people who recall this beloved, long gone department store, (along with Smith’s), practically with tears in their eyes. When my husband and partner … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time: Windsor 1860-1960 (ish)


This isn’t a mirage. This is how Ouellette Avenue once looked as seen from the deck of a Detroit/Windsor ferry boat around 1910. An array of trolley cars, horses, and bicycles, along with children, women in their summer finery, and … Continue reading

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