Walkerville Bank Of Montreal – 1959

January 17, 2014

Today’s photo shows the Walkerville branch of the Bank of Montreal at Wyandotte and Chilver on June 9, 1959, following a daylight bank robbery in which a Windsor police office was shot. A good description of the robbery can be found here on the Walkerville Times website. The building, built in 1912 as the Merchants Bank was designed by Montreal architects Morely Hogle & Huntly Ward Davis.

The building is today better known as the Gourmet Emporium, too bad those original front doors didn’t survive…

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

6 Responses to Walkerville Bank Of Montreal – 1959

  1. JeffS on January 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    You can also read the Windsor Daily Star articles on it in the Google news archives.

  2. Philip on January 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    A stately building at the corner, nonetheless. Thank you for showcasing it again, Andrew.

  3. Cassie on January 17, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Actually, what interests me more is that small glimpse of building on the far right of the picture – the building that I believe is now a convenience store. I wish they had Google-street view, 1900s edition.

  4. Gord on January 19, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Can you post a link to those articles Jeff?

  5. JeffS on January 20, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I’m not sure. Try this:

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=4b-LE5UluQcC&dat=19590609&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

    You’ll have to browse your way around.

  6. Dave on January 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Yes it is a convenience store.

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