Walkerville Bank Of Montreal – 1959

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.


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

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

  3. 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. Can you post a link to those articles Jeff?

  5. Yes it is a convenience store.

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