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Wellington Tavern

Above is an ad from December 1964, that ran in the Windsor Star, featuring the new Wellington Tavern at Wellington & Elliott. Here’s the building today via Google Streetview. Lots of nice 1960’s details survived in the brick work as well as the front entrance. Over the years from memory this place was known variously as Tune Up’s, The Zoo, The Wellington, Rise&#8230…
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2006 Loraine Avenue

Below is a builder’s ad dated June 15, 1929, for what was then 66 Loraine Avenue in Walkerville. View Larger Map The house has survived nicely over the years. At some point the Tudor elements were covered over, but all in all a really nice example of the boom years of…
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Oventhal Building - 1022 Wyandotte Street East

This building on Wyandotte Street West has long been one of my favourites. The large glass block windows on the second floor harken back to the 1930’s. I have no real information on the building or architect. The address comes up as being originally home to the…
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2557 Howard Avenue

I’ve long liked this building on Howard just north of Eugenie. Over the years, it been home to numerous car lots, etc. But I’ve always had a soft spot for it as a good example of Mid-Century architecture. I recently came across the ad above, showing it was…
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8325 Riverside Drive East - Seaway Towers

From December 1964, an ad above for the Seaway Towers on Riverside Drive in the town of Riverside. At 12 stories, it was one of the first high rise apartments built along the waterfront in Riverside. I love the architect’s rendering with the big old car cruising up to it. View Larger Map The building is situated on the site on an angle to maximize the amount of units with waterfront views.
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Fine Foods Of Canada

A look at the Fine Foods Plant, at Tecumseh & Lacasse in Tecumseh. I’ve been meaning to post about this place for a long time, and the postcard above has finally pushed this post into becoming a reality. A neat view of the old sign that was once out front.
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3209 Church Street

I have always been interested in the odd spattering of old model homes around South Windsor, which are all related to various subdivision projects of the late 1920’s that were killed by the depression. This one at 3209 Church St., just south of Norfolk. An ad for the…