In 1939, The Commodore was
the hot spot in downtown Windsor for dining and libations. The
building still exists, yet its façade is barely recognizable
in its present incarnation as Jasons, a popular strip club.
This unique building at the
corner of Shepherd and Howard once housed both the Ault and Purity
The Imperial Building on Wyandotte
in Olde Walkerville in 1950. From l-r, Stephens Bicycle
Shop, GoodYear Tires, A.H. Black Jewellers, Walkerville Paint
and Wallpaper, J & B Market, Walker Insurance Co. Not shown
on far left, Coles Models.
Photo courtesy James D. ONeill
Aerial view of Windsors
Ouellette Avenue looking towards the Detroit River in 1953.
The majestic skyline of Detroit beckons as the Lansdowne shuttles
across a load of train cars. Every single building pictured on
the Canadian side of this photo has been torn down.