Monthly Archives: April 2009

Ferguson Glass

April 14, 2009
Ferguson Glass

A slew of buildings along Howard Avenue are looking forward to a future as a temporary roadway around the Howard Avenue grade separation. Among them, is the Ferguson Glass Building. It’s an older cinder block warehouse with an interesting 1970′s office slapped on the front. It’s an interesting, and architecturally different building, with all...

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Solidarity Towers

April 10, 2009
Solidarity Towers

Alexander Fraser Laidlaw / Library and Archives Canada / e008222174 From the

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L.A. Young Industries

April 9, 2009
L.A. Young Industries

Yesterday WRG commented on the Chrysler photo with the following: I looked quickly at Chrysler Canada’s history (again at the allpar) site, and in ’64 Chrysler acquired L. A. Young Spring & Wire Limited and the Walker Metal Products foundry both in Windsor… That being said, I have never heard of, or even heard...

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Windsor Assembly

April 8, 2009
Windsor Assembly

Today’s photo was sent along from a regular reader. An interesting early aerial photo of the Windsor Assembly Plant. I’m unsure of the date on this one, but it’s probably from the mid to late 1930′s. The view is looking south from Walker Tecumseh Road. The photograph dates to before 1948 for sure, as...

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Kelsey Wheel Company

April 7, 2009
Kelsey Wheel Company

Today is another glimpse into the industrial history of our fair city. The Kelsey Wheel Company (later Kelsey Hayes) was opened in Windsor in November of 1913. It was the first plant to be unionized by the UAW in Canada. It closed down not too long after I moved to Windsor, in October, 1990....

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