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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 the Brown and White signs when Motoring on Tecumseh Rd.” 🙂 No sign of the “playcourts&#8221…
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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…
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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 Studebaker-Packard Dealerships ever built. Packard bought Stuedebaker in 1954, and the last Packard was built in 1958. In 1958 Packard…
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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.
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The Electric House

Built in 1925 by the Reaume Company, Windsor’s pre-eminent developers of the pre World War II era… The showpiece of the the Pillette Road, Ford City sub-division… The Electric House! The Reaume Company ran many ad’s for this subdivision in the…
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Hi-Ho

From the September 3, 1968 issue of the Windsor Star, is this ad from Hi-Ho restaurants. Hi-Ho was a local chain of drive-in burger joints, that was founded in 1937. A letter was sent by the owner to Walt Disney asking permission to use “Hi-Ho”. A letter was sent back telling him to go ahead, no problem. Try that today! 🙂 I’m sure some of the readers out there have some…
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Lyttle's - 507 Ouellette

Today’s post is for Ruth, who asked in the comments yesterday if anyone remebered Lyttle’s. Below is an ad from 1954: I’m not so sure about that math however… By my calculations, they have been celebrating their 40th anniversary for half a…