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Windsor Machine & Tool Works' New Addition - 1917

This building was located at 86-88 Pitt St W. This Tool and Machine show saw rapid growth from its founding in a barn on site in 1911, through the third addition shown above in 1917. The building was located on Pitt, between Church and Bruce. In 1937 the building was occupied by G & M Automatic Machine Co. Ltd. The building shown above was designed by Windsor architect J.C. Pennington. Have a…
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Windsor Beverages - 1948

Back in the years following WWII consumer products still had their regionalisms. Detroit had Faygo & Vernors, and while Coca-Cola and other national beverages were around, there was still a place for local drinks like Martin’s Ginger Ale and Sun Crest Orange. The Windsor Beverages factory was located at 1291 Albert Rd, and no longer exists. The 1200 block of Albert Road ends at…
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White Rose Station - Howard & Tecumseh - 1953

Below is a full page ad that ran in the Windsor Star in early December 1953. It advertised the impending grand opening of the new White Rose Service Station at Howard and Tecumseh. I’m not sure what corner the station was on. It probably wasn’t on the north east…
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Ferry Docks - Ouellette & Riverside c. 1930

An old view in this postcard, looking north towards the river up Ouellette Avenue at the intersection with what was then Sandwich Street. The Ferry Docks at the foot of Ouellette are visible, along with the Ritz Hotel to the left and the old British-American Hotel on the…