Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tepperman’s – 1949

February 27, 2013
Tepperman’s – 1949

An interesting advertisement from December 1949. This one shows the Ottawa Street Tepperman’s store, and also has a nice picture of Nate Tepperman. This is a long time Windsor Business, and it’s good too see them still around. A list of the oldest businesses in town that are still around would be interesting…. The...

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Canadian Automotive Trim – 1949

February 25, 2013
Canadian Automotive Trim – 1949

Located on Walker Road, the building was located on the east side just south of Edna street. View Larger Map The plant, owned by National Automotive Fibres Inc. had a sister operation open in Ajax in 1953. It manufactured interior trim parts for Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, American Motors and Studebaker. In 1957 the...

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International Tools Limited – 875 Tecumseh Road East – 1949

February 22, 2013
International Tools Limited – 875 Tecumseh Road East – 1949

A view of the old International Tools / Great Lakes Die Casting building that was once located at 875 Tecumseh Rd. E. This building was located on the south side of Tecumseh Road, just west of Parent, on the site of today’s Caboto Club. Another long gone building, and a part of our industrial...

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This Weekend – 2013 Essex Train Show

February 20, 2013
This Weekend – 2013 Essex Train Show

This weekend, February 23 & 24, will see the 18th Annual Essex Train Show take place. From 10am – 4pm both days, the show features various vendors of all kinds of model trains, collectibles, artifacts, displays and ephemera. The show has grown in recent years so be sure to come by early on Saturday...

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Red Cross – 1226 Ouellette Avenue – 1949

February 18, 2013
Red Cross – 1226 Ouellette Avenue – 1949

This building was located at 1226 Ouellette, just south of Gilles, and was for years the local Red Cross building. It was designed by local architects Sheppard & Masson, and was built in 1949, and it opened in May, 1950. For the life of me I don’t remember this place. I’m assuming that it...

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Motor Vehicle Permits – Adie Knox Herman

February 15, 2013
Motor Vehicle Permits – Adie Knox Herman

Rounding out transportation week, here are a couple of interesting bits of local history that appeared on Ebay back about a decade ago. The vehicle permits for Adie Knox Herman, wife of W.F. Herman, namesake of the high school and one time publisher of the Windsor Star, from 1932 & 1933. How these slips...

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Trams & Ferries

February 13, 2013
Trams & Ferries

More paper ephemera today from the vaults at IM HQ. Sticking with the transportation theme of the other day… Here are three different and interesting tickets. 1. S.W. & A Railway streetcar ticket from Windsor to Tecumseh. Regional transportation existed, only we killed it off. This ticket dates to the early 1930′s. 2. A...

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Bus Pass – October 1945

February 11, 2013
Bus Pass – October 1945

An interesting old paper item that I turned up while combing through the archives here at IM.com world headquarters… A scan of the front and back of a monthly pass for the buses during WWII. An interesting bit of local history, probably not too many of these survived…

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Assumption College Gymnasium – 1939

February 8, 2013
Assumption College Gymnasium – 1939

Back in 2008, we took a look at St. Dennis Hall, now part of the computer lab at the University. This building served as the gymnasium of Assumption College back in the olden days… I recently came across this image of the interior of the gym from 1939. Here’s how it looked back then.

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