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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…
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United Grill

From my 1954 Visitor’s Guide, the only other restuarant still open, the United Grill on University Ave near the old Greyhound Station. A gleaming white, streamlined modern architectural beauty. The interior looks like it was quite the hopping place at one time.
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Tunnel Bar-B-Q - 1954

Another neat old ad from 1954, this one for the Tunnel Bar-B-Q, one of only two ads in the entire tourist booklet where the company is still in operation. The Tunnel Bar-B-Q is a Windsor institution, make sure you pay them a visit some time soon. Like most things, if you…