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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 Jason’s, a popular strip club.

This unique building at the corner of Shepherd and Howard once housed both the Ault and Purity dairies.

The Imperial Building on Wyandotte in Olde Walkerville in 1950. From l-r, Stephen’s 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. O’Neill


Aerial view of Windsor’s 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.

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