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Dresser Electric

Another long lost Windsor manufacturer is up today, listed in this 1965 advertisement as “Canada’s fastest growing manufacturer of electrical products”. Just another sad reminder of how far Windsor’s might has fallen. The Dresser Electric building is…
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We Guarantee You The Most Enjoyable Evening Of Your Life

In honour of the passing of another link to downtown’s more glorious days, I present some scans from a late 1950’s era brochure on the top hat. The brochure featured an action photo of the Pride of Toledo, OH in action Just a few of the stars that had graced the Top Hat Stage… Guaranteed! Some of the house staff… A rare view of the Top Hat as it looked before its…
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C.H. McInnis

Here’s another then and now left over from the other week… 1952 2008 This one is located on Walker Road, just north of Tecumseh Road. Look at the front window, probably one of the few times, that glass block was removed and replaced with windows, as opposed to…
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Downtown Chevrolet Oldsmobile

The photo above is from 1929, and shows the new garage of Easton-Edwards Chevrolet. The description said it was on Goyeau near Tuscarora. I always thought it was an interesting looking place, and wondered what happened to it. Then in a newspaper from 1952, I stumbled across an ad from Downtown Chev Olds. The photo, gives us a better view of the building and an address! You can see the building…
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Waffle's Electric

From 1952: A similar view today. Waffle’s just sold the building in the last couple of months, and has moved on. Interesting to note on the Fire Insurance Map from 1937, it shows the business as Moncur-Waffle. Moncur’s is still in business today, on Eugenie. A…
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National Auto Radiator

If last week was tour week, then this week is old ad’s/then and now week… From December 1952: National Auto Radiator, better known as the Narmco Group today. Look at the little tiny factory… It’s still there on Airport Rd., only there has been an…