Old AdsOld Newspaper StoriesWindsor

Amalgamation

The Town of Walkerville election notice in the December 6, 1934 issue of the Walkerville News. The ballot included a vote on Amalgamation with the Border Communities, the Walkerville News was urging all eligible voters to turn out and to vote “NO” on…
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Merry Christmas - 1963

50 years ago Heinz was wishing everyone a merry Christmas with this full page ad in the Windsor Star. Sadly Heinz had full page news for all the wrong reasons in 2013. As the holidays fall upon us, I just want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa or…
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Bartlet Building Annex - 1927

An old image of the Bartlet Building Annex, from a chamber of commerce publication in 1927. The original Bartlet building is immediately east, while the taller annex building was built in 1924, and designed by David J. Cameron & William M. Ralston. Interesting to note that the Chamber of Commerce was once made up of eight different communities, and today, there seems to be little chance of…
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University & Victoria - 1972

A shot of the ground floor banking space in the Metropolitan Building from an ad that was published in 1972. A neat shot of the corner when it was occupied. The last tenant that I can remember was the HSCB bank, that has since moved to the old Krispy Kreme doughnut shop on…
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916 Buckingham - The Hollywood Model Home

From the Windsor Daily Star, June 25, 1955: This beautiful Hollywood Home is the direct result of many years of study and intense planning by a prominent California architect. The interior consists of 3 spacious bedrooms, huge 24-ft. living room with dining area, step saving kitchen with side door entrance leading to carport, studio ceilings throughout, custom made room-divider cabinet between…
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1534 Windsor Avenue - 1949 - G. G. McKeough Hardware

One of the things I like about old advertising, people used to put in a picture of their business, leaving us a neat record of some buidling that may not be captured for any other reason. View Larger Map Strangely, in a very non-Windsor way, part of the building shown in…