This old factory on Walker Road was last home to Schukra before they built their new factory in Lakeshore.

At the very south end of the complex, covered in metal siding, is the original building, built in 1936.

The building was originally home to Duplate Limited, who made safety glass.

For years, I always wondered what was under that siding…

An ad showing the complex, from December 1962.

Here’s what’s under that siding…

From the Windsor Daily Star, August 15, 1936:

…Of glass and brick construction, the 190 foot by 75 foot building symbolizes the very latest in industrial architecture. So striking the front of the building, with its yellow brick and large windows, that passing motorists may well mistake it for a library or other institution, rather than an industrial plant.

Flanked on each side by panels of glass bricks, the entrance is specially (sic) striking. A modernistic archway of stone features the doorway (sic)

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  • Ronald W. Reaume on Reaume Community Centre Subdivsion – 1924: “This was very informative. A lot of the Reaume history. I had no idea.Thankyou.May 18, 09:18
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  • Andrew on 1493 Parent Ave: “Not sure if it was JM. I always default to no in these situations. Hopefully someone from the parish saved…Apr 28, 12:02
  • JM on 1493 Parent Ave: “Was the cornerstone preserved?Apr 28, 11:34
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