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GM Transmission Plant

A few aerial photos of the Kildare Road factory prior to the giant renovation in 1982. In these old photos you can clearly see the separate buildings. The building on the far right served for many years (1950’s though 1980’s) as Transit Windsor’s Kildare Road garage. Old saw tooth roofed buildings, along with the old water tower. After the expansion and renovation… The…
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Kennedy Building

Listed in the 1919 City Directory as the home of the Studebaker Corporation of Canada, this building now home to the Beer Market, has had a long life. In the early 1920’s (it’s listed as a furniture store in the 1921 directory) it was purchased and became home…
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Hoa Viet - Part II

*This is a follow up to a post about this building that appeared in June, 2008. Today is this building’s birthday. 80 years young, as it opened to the public Monday July 8, 1929. While browsing the microfilm at the library looking for something else, I stumbled across this article about the opening: From the Border Cities Star – Saturday July 6, 1929: SALES AND SERVICE ON WYANDOTTE…
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West From The Ouellette Overpass - 1986

Here’s one today for the railfans. A recent eBay find, from 1986. This shot was taken from the Ouellette Avenue overpass looking west. Thanks to John Stefani for putting his slide scanner to work on this one. The interesting thing to me is where Leone’s Music…
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Wyandotte & Lincoln - 1964

Today is a shot looking east along Wyandotte from just beyond Lincoln Road. Interestingly enough, unlike most of the city, not too much has changed in the last 45 years. The Kaplan’s Furniture sign on the south side of the street was only removed in the last five or so years, after becoming The Walker Boys. Interesting to see that there was a substantial building on the north east corner of…
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Duplate Limited

This old factory on Walker Road was last home to Schukra before they built their new factory in Lakeshore. At the very south end of the complex, covered in metal siding, is the original building, built in 1936. The building was originally home to Duplate Limited, who made…
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Children's Aid Society - Then & Now

Built in 1962, the building is misidentified as being located on the corner of Tuscarora & Louis, it’s actually on the corner of Cataraqui & Louis. Sometime later, the building was expanded, and the addition is much larger than the original section of the…