Old AdsWindsor

Kelsey Wheel Company

Today is another glimpse into the industrial history of our fair city. The Kelsey Wheel Company (later Kelsey Hayes) was opened in Windsor in November of 1913. It was the first plant to be unionized by the UAW in Canada. It closed down not too long after I moved to Windsor, in October, 1990. From the New York Times archives: COMPANY NEWS; Canada Closing Set By Kelsey-Hayes AP Published: Saturday…
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Real Estate For Sale - 1925 Style

Does anyone out there Recognize this house in/near Amherstburg? I need some County help today… 🙂 From “The Detroiter” (the publication of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce), May 18, 1925: BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT HOME FOR SALE This property which is…
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Walkerside Dairy

Ad from the Border Cities Star – December 31, 1926. This version of the Walker Farms were established around 1904, taking over from the earlier farm that was located at Walker & Tecumseh. As you may recall the manager’s house was demolished a few years…
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Parent Place

Years ago, while out shooting photos with John Stefani, we stumbled across a old cinder block building in an alley. It always seemed strange that the building was located in an alley and not on a road, but a recent discovery of an ad for the company, revealed that the alley…
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Return To Boose's

In the past, I have covered Boose’s Tourist Camp in Detail, here and here. I recently added an old advertising folder for the park to my collection. The rest of the images on the folder are ones that can be seen on the previous pages, but this is the first time…
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Streetcar Friday

Continuing our fine sometime tradition of “Streetcar Friday”, I present this ad than ran for the Hydro Electric Railways, June 23, 1928. Interurban service to Amherstburg. When streetcar service was ended, this line to Amherstburg became a bus line. Now, public transit service to the county is non-existent. It’s funny how far society has both advanced and retreated in the last…
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Those were the days...

From January, 1928: Back in the day when Windsor had a quick, modern, efficient public transportation system. Off all the things that this City has destroyed over the last 100 years, there is nothing worse than the choice made in the late 1930’s to rip up and…