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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