Consumers Wallpaper – 1935

August 24, 2012

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 long time though… Does the name ring a bell with anyone?

Have a good weekend everyone, I’ll see you back here Monday.

2 Responses to Consumers Wallpaper – 1935

  1. Dave on August 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Nice building! Too bad this met the fate of the wrecking ball.

    I agree Andrew. But the issue here is once again Windsor is hemmed by suburbia much like Detroit was/is. We can’t grow and the bog box stores are visited by many suburbanites; making them thrive.

    But Windsorites are just as guilty. How many bumper stickers do you see with “out of a job yet….” parked at big box stores? Yet we have independant businesses here that are close to price but service levels that are far superior!

  2. mike wannick on August 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I was recently driving in the downtown Hamtramck area just off the main drive and they too are suffering. The neighborhood I drove through had some abandoned houses torn down by the city, with some State & Federal money granted them, the lots were cleared of those houses. A couple weeks later I went through the same neighborhood, and low and behold the foundations were poured on those lots, so new houses were going up , to fill in the gaps. This would be unheard of in Detroit or Windsor ? While driving a couple blocks over from my home on the east side off Pillette 2 houses were recently torn down & low and behold new homes are going up.I think a lot of it has to do with the location of these derelict structures as people obviously like to live in this area ???

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