Here’s only old drawing from an ad that ran in the Border Cities Star in 1932. This building was located on the south side of Cataraqui Street, just west of Louis Ave. This warehouse built in 1922 and survived through the mid 1960’s.

It was originally the Maillioux and Parent offices and warehouse, built in 1922, and used by the company through 1928. They were better known as the local grocery chain of M&P pure food stores.

It was also the original home to National Auto Rad.

From the Star – March 25, 1957:

    FIRE TOLL HEAVY-Black smoke blllowed 100 feet into the air late Saturday as firemen
    battled a $100,000 blaze in a furniture and clothing warehouse in the 600 block of Cata-
    raqui St. The structure shown here is owned by Harry Vexler, of Vexler‘s Department Store
    in downtown Windsor. Fire broke out in the portion rented by Allen Kaplan, owner of Kap-
    lan’s Furniture Store. Mr. Kaplan’s complete stock valued at $25.000 was destroyed.


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Today the site is a vacant lot, it was last used as the parking lot for the Children’s Aid Society building across the street. However, if you zoom in and look at the back of the lot, there is a wall dividing the lot from the surrounding properties, I believe that the wall is a remaining part of the building.

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Recent Comments:

  • Jim on 1501 Tecumseh Rd E: “Yes. The Loblaws had moved next door/expanded to the Franco’s space by 1965. There’s a pic at https://windsorite.ca/2013/02/retro-windsor-blizzard-of-february-1965/Jun 10, 13:05
  • Andrew on St Theresa – 1991 Norman Rd: “Thanks Matthew. I’ll have to see what I can find on the first one.Jun 8, 08:01
  • Matthew Revington on St Theresa – 1991 Norman Rd: “About St Theresa’s Church on Norman St, yes there was an earlier structure, from a wikimapia page “ The present…Jun 8, 07:18
  • 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
  • JM on 1501 Tecumseh Rd E: “I was not aware that this was a Loblaws at one time. Was the building immediately to the East not…May 17, 22:13

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