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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 still standing on Walker Road, just north of Big Tony’s. Designed by Johnson – McWhinnie in 1954, the building…
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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…
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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 expansion or two in the last 56 years… As you can see, the rest of the complex has sprouted up around the original…
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Ambassador Motors

Here’s an old Ad from 1952 that caught my eye. I always liked this building, and I thought it had interesting brickwork over the doors. Check out that Neon sign… Sadly there was a huge fire at a body shop last year, and the building burned as part of the…
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Best Roofing

This building at the end of Aylmer at Riverside Dr. has always caught my eye. (excuse the old photo, but it is after labour day now… It’s coming :)) I think I always liked the painted sign over the door. Going through the microfilm at the library, I came across…