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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 years. Overseas Motors got their start there, before moving to the far east side. Many Windsorites probably remember it as…
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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…
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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 safety glass. For years, I always wondered what was under that siding… An ad showing the complex, from December…
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Guaranty Trust Building

At the corner of University & Victoria is this unassuming TD Bank branch with a lot of history. Opened in June, 1948 as the new home of the Guaranty Trust of Canada. The building was designed by Toronto Architects Allward and Gouinlock. Hugh Allward, was the son of…
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Dayus Roofing - Then & Now

After 50 years, Dayus Roofing is moving from Howard Avenue, expropriated for the new crossing. This Windsor business has been around since 1950, and luckily they aren’t packing it in. According to the sign on the Howard facade, they are moving to Halford Road in…
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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…