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Geo. E. White & Son

Here’s a little building I drive past all the time, located at the corner of Sheppard and Windsor. The former home of Geo. E. White & Son Ltd.


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Here’s a view of the building, it’s located directly across the street from Windsor Truck and Storage (Windsor’s oldest business, having started in 1880).

The company was founded in 1880 as well, and was home to a builder’s supply company. I believe it closed in the early 1990’s around 1990 or 1991. I like the little “W” in the parapet, a personalized touch you don’t see often in new construction…

Above is a photo of the company from 1913:

    “For every modern construction – factories, residences, stores, tanks, etc., George E. White & Son furnish highest quality of building supplies. Cement, sand, gravel, lime, plaster, sewer pipe and face and common brick, together with a complete line of general building supplies comprise the business of this firm, whose history dates back for thirty-three years. The company has a capital stock of one hundred thousand dollars an employs fourteen capable and experienced men. H.A. White is the manager, through whose progressive methods the “White Way” has become popular with many contractors and builders.”

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