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101 Wyandotte Street West

One of my favourite downtown buildings has always been the grey streamlined building on the south west corner of Wyandotte and Pelissier. I’ve always wondered however, why there was a fish on the backside of the place… The mystery is solved, with the discovery that the building was built to house Poole’s Quality Fish Market. From the June 27, 1940 issue of the Windsor Daily…
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The Merloray Building

Another project to add to the Windsor that could have been… Instead it’s just added to the list of Unbuilt Windsor projects. The 18 story Merloray Building, announced February 13, 1929. I suspect the great crash of 1929 helped kill this project… THE…
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711 Riverside Drive East

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…
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Kennedy Building

Listed in the 1919 City Directory as the home of the Studebaker Corporation of Canada, this building now home to the Beer Market, has had a long life. In the early 1920’s (it’s listed as a furniture store in the 1921 directory) it was purchased and became home…
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Demolition Time!

The old dealership at Tecumseh and Parent, just east of the Caboto Club met the building eaters Tuesday afternoon. The ad above for Lorne T. Rowson G.M. dealer is from the 1958 phone book. The dealership at 915 Tecumseh Road East has been home to many dealerships over the…
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Auto Specialties Mfg. Co.

Located on Tecumseh Rd. just east of Howard Ave. this massive plant is another part of Windsor’s long gone industrial might, replaced by the Medical Building, that runs from Hanna to Tecumseh Road. A quick check on the Google, shows the company is still around today, in Benton Harbor, MI. The ad above dates to the early 1960’s. Does anyone out there remember the company or have any…
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Duplate Limited

This old factory on Walker Road was last home to Schukra before they built their new factory in Lakeshore. At the very south end of the complex, covered in metal siding, is the original building, built in 1936. The building was originally home to Duplate Limited, who made…