Last occupied by the Drive Magazine, who has since moved on, this commercial building dating to about 1870, is one of the last remnants of the type of buildings that once lined the streets of Downtown Windsor.
The building contains some old architectural elements not seen in other buildings around town, like these cast iron steel columns flanking the entrance.
However, years of neglect are taking their toll on the building, as you can see, it’s badly in need of a repointing job.
Thankfully, someone took it upon themselves to smash out the lights out front.
This building was once located directly across from the railway roundhouses on the riverfront.
The 1919 through 1924 City Directories, lists the building as being home to Romeo H. Marentette Vulcanizing, Tires and Accessories.
An ad from 1925.
Hopefully someone fixes it up and it gets rented for retail use before it’s too late for this one too.