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Clinton Park Subdivision 1913

The early years of development of the city in the boom years before WWI saw parcels of the city being purchased and subdivided to meet the growing need for new residential areas in the Border Cities. One of these subdivisions was the Clinton Subdivision. Encompassing the west side of Dougall Avenue between the alley north of Clinton Ave, to the alley south of Wahketa Ave it extended west to the…
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Riverside Brewery Share Offer - 1934

A old ad that ran in August 1934, offering shares in the Riverside Brewing Corporation. Looks like the Riverside Brewing Company was founded in 1933, according to the ad, to “take over the business and assets of the Riverside Brewery Company Limited” which itself…
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The Ambassador Hotel - 1928

A view of the Ambassador Hotel. I believe this one was situated at the south west corner of Riverside and Goyeau. Hot and Cold running water, all for $1.50 and up. A buck and a half then is equivalent to just over $20 today. Hotel room prices have certainly risen…
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2610 Pilette Rd

Located on Pilette Rd, just south of Grand Marais and the former Adstoll Arena is this building, now home to the Riverside Group I recently came across this old ad from December, 1960 for Pilcas Building Suppies, that ran in the Windsor Star. Although reclad, the building is still there, and it’s always interesting to me to come across these old neighbourhood little industrial buildings and…
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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…