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The Municipal Courts Building - 1955

Today we take a look at the old Municipal Courts Building. Built in 1955 and designed by Sheppard & Masson. Sheppard & Masson would also design the new City Hall that was erected the next year in 1956. A copy of the ad that appeared in the Windsor Daily Star – June 26, 1955, inviting the general public to come tour the new facility. Under the supervision of Art Teacher Mr. Bruce…
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Cunningham Sheet Metal

I recently came across this ad from 1932. The business is still in the same spot, and got me thinking… Are there any other business beside Hiram Walker & Sons, Chrysler & Cunningham, that are still around from the days of Walkerville? There must be a…
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Windsor Paper Company - 1935

Here’s an old ad showing the Windsor Paper Company’s building. The ad claims the business has been around since 1919, but I cannot find any record of them in the 1924 City Directory, so I’m not sure where they were located. Looks from the style of the…
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Consumers Wallpaper - 1935

Back a long time ago, Windsor used to be proud of having independent businesses. Now it’s all about the big box chains. A nifty ad for the long gone Consumers Wallpaper Company. Located at Wyandotte and Goyeau on the north west corner, this one is long gone. I think…
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Coming Soon To The Elmwood - 1960's

Today’s picture is a scan of an advertising postcard for the Elmwood showing some upcoming events. Some of the biggest stars of the era were coming… Before the Casino returned big name entertainment to the city, this Elmwood used to be the place to go for big…
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Checker Cab - 1947

From the Windsor Daily Star December 31, 1947 Park & Goyeau, does anyone remember, was this building still there into the late 80’s early 90’s? It’s where the Tim Horton’s is today. I seem to recall there being something there prior to the Tim…