Old AdsPhoto Du JourWindsor

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…
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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 this ad from July, 1936. Now I always assumed that Best Roofing, was the name because they were thought they were the…
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Rossini Court Parkways

Driving out along Tecumseh Road East, at Rossini, you may have noticed them before, or you may not have. At the entrance to this planned community, stands large brick “gates”. This ad ran in the Border Cities Star, March 3, 1923: Make sure you “look for…
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St. Rose Development

Continuing along with the look at old Subdivision, we head out to Riverside today. From the Border Cities Star – June 14, 1924: Another ad that ran on June 12, 1924, featured these photos: Sadly, a drive out there didn’t unveil any houses to me that looked…
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McLaughlin Park

For the next few days, we’re going to take a look at some of Windsor’s sub-division history. Up first, is this ad that ran in the Border Cities Star September 24, 1920. Being beside the land that was designated as the General Motors Corporation Subdivision, some developer decided to try and cash in on that, and the name of the head of GM Canada, Sam McLaughlin, with this…
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Downtown Motor Sales

It’s always fun to find out about a buildings past… I stumbled across this ad for Downtown Motor Sales, a Studebaker-Packard dealership from August 1956. It was probably the wrong time to open a new dealership, and this was likely one of the last…
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Devonshire Mall - 1976

Another recent arrival at the IM.com archives was a bunch of old Windsor promotional material from the mid to late 1970’s. The “vintage” Devonshire Mall ad below graced the back cover of the 1976 “Guide to Windsor and district” brochure.