Merry Christmas – 1963

50 years ago Heinz was wishing everyone a merry Christmas with this full page ad in the Windsor Star. Sadly Heinz had full page news for all the wrong reasons in 2013.

As the holidays fall upon us, I just want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa or Happy Holidays for whatever it is you celebrate or believe in.

I’m going to take a small break over the holidays, there will be no post Wednesday the 25th, Friday the 27th, Monday the 30th or Wednesday January 1st.

Regular posting will resume on Friday January 3, 2014.

Have a safe and happy holidays and a happy New Year!

The Sun Parlor of Canada – c. 1945

Today is a neat old colour slide shot in the mid 1940’s taken by an unknown tourist as they entered Windsor from the tunnel. A nice glimpse of the old Price Edward hotel to the left, and look at all the towns that combined on this sign. Today regional cooperation remains just a dream…

Have great weekend – see you back here Monday for the last post before the Holidays.

1160 Albert Road

From the 1948 Windsor Daily Star…

    The Garden Tractor and Equipment Company, Ltd., 1164 Albert road, shown above … The plant shown here is far too small for the rapidly expanding business of the company and since early last January negotiaions have been held with Ottawa in an apptempt to expand in Windsor the facilities and space of the company. Now its owners have just about decided to move to the United States because the BCI (Border Cities Industries) plant, which they hoped to get, is going to be used as a bus garage.

The building is still there today, although it looks much bigger in the old photograph above. It’s always interesting to learn the history of what appears to be a very plain and ordinary building.

1380 Ypres

One of the more unique houses in Windsor was featured in the review of the 1948 residential construction, being noted as one of the “higher-priced private homes” built in 1948.

The house was featured with it’s own little photograph.

Located on Ypres and Moy, this unique house, is unlike any others in Windsor. It’s a neat house, and it’s currently for sale, on the plus side of $300,000.

Ambassador Bridge – November 1929

A photo of the bridge taken in 1929 before it opened. This shot is looking east towards downtown. Windsor is on the right hand side.

Construction is winding down, but there is still a crane of some type on top of each tower.

The best part of this picture is the glimpse of the Windsor shoreline and all the houses along Riverside Drive. The silhouette of a church is, I believe, Holy Name of Mary on McEwan, just south of Wyandotte.