Old AdsWindsor

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 photo above is still standing. The addition on the right hand side of the old picture (built apparently in 1945) is still there…
Read more
Old AdsWindsor

Tepperman's - 1949

An interesting advertisement from December 1949. This one shows the Ottawa Street Tepperman’s store, and also has a nice picture of Nate Tepperman. This is a long time Windsor Business, and it’s good too see them still around. A list of the oldest businesses in town that are still around would be interesting…. The oldest is Windsor Truck and Storage, founded in 1880.
Read more
Lost WindsorOld AdsWindsor

Canadian Automotive Trim - 1949

Located on Walker Road, the building was located on the east side just south of Edna street. View Larger Map The plant, owned by National Automotive Fibres Inc. had a sister operation open in Ajax in 1953. It manufactured interior trim parts for Ford, Chrysler, General…
Essex CountyNewsWindsor

This Weekend - 2013 Essex Train Show

This weekend, February 23 & 24, will see the 18th Annual Essex Train Show take place. From 10am – 4pm both days, the show features various vendors of all kinds of model trains, collectibles, artifacts, displays and ephemera. The show has grown in recent years so be sure to come by early on Saturday to get what you’re looking for – it might get snapped up early! A little birdy tells…
Read more
OtherWindsor

Motor Vehicle Permits - Adie Knox Herman

Rounding out transportation week, here are a couple of interesting bits of local history that appeared on Ebay back about a decade ago. The vehicle permits for Adie Knox Herman, wife of W.F. Herman, namesake of the high school and one time publisher of the Windsor Star, from…