Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ambassador Hotel – 1935

August 31, 2012
Ambassador Hotel – 1935

From the Windsor Daily Star – December, 1935: Representative of one the the major remodelling works in downtown Windsor during 1935, is the Ambassador Hotel, Sandwich street at Goyeau, opposite the Canadian National terminal station. Complete structural changes, painting and decorating, inside and out, were executed in transforming the appearance and appointments of the...

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Windsor Paper Company – 1935

August 29, 2012
Windsor Paper Company – 1935

Here’s an old ad showing the Windsor Paper Company’s building. The ad claims the business has been around since 1919, but I cannot find any record of them in the 1924 City Directory, so I’m not sure where they were located. Looks from the style of the building that it must have been located...

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Leamington A&P – Early 1970′s

August 27, 2012
Leamington A&P – Early 1970′s

Today’s photo comes from Shane, who sent us his Walker Power Building concepts a few weeks ago. This photo was taken by his grandmother and it shows the A & P that was located at Talbot road and Queens avenue. The building is long gone and a modern RBC stands in its place. Thanks...

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Consumers Wallpaper – 1935

August 24, 2012
Consumers Wallpaper – 1935

Back a long time ago, Windsor used to be proud of having independent businesses. Now it’s all about the big box chains. A nifty ad for the long gone Consumers Wallpaper Company. Located at Wyandotte and Goyeau on the north west corner, this one is long gone. I think they were around for a...

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Chrysler Powerhouse – 1935

August 22, 2012
Chrysler Powerhouse – 1935

I’ve always been a fan of the Chrysler Powerhouse at the end of Ypres. The picture above is from December 1935, shortly after construction. As with the factory too, it was designed by Hutton & Souter of Hamilton. They also designed the former offices on Chrysler Centre, as well as the GM factory and...

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Action Hobbies Slideshow # 7

August 20, 2012
Action Hobbies Slideshow # 7

As always, I like to pass along this information in case there is someone out there who’s interested in going. The slideshows are amazing and informative. If you haven’t been to one yet, you need to check it out.     Thurs August 23rd, 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #7...

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What If… Walker Power Building

August 17, 2012
What If… Walker Power Building

So the track across Riverside Drive to Hiram Walker’s has bit the dust. The demolition of the waterfront silos are more than likely, and if they go, suddenly the long neglected Walker Power Building becomes a building with a waterfront view… How many times have you looked at a building and imagined what you...

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Walkerville Built GM Buses

August 15, 2012
Walkerville Built GM Buses

From the Border Cities Star – June 6, 1935: SHOWN above are two streamline General Motors Model ā€œVā€ 29 Passenger Coaches which are being delivered to the Gray Coach Lines, Ltd., a subsidiary oi the Toronto Trans- portation Commission. The buses now on order include eight Model “V” 29 Passenger Coaches with a 225-inch...

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Erie & Parent – 1935

August 13, 2012
Erie & Parent – 1935

From the Border Cities Star – February 1, 1935: Spring must be right around the corner. The large steam shovel of the Keystone Contractors is seen above carrying out excavations at the northeast corner of Erie street and Parent avenue, in preparation for erection of two new stores. It is the first time a...

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