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Border City Storage

From the Windsor Daily Star December, 1935: Above is one of Windsor’s mammoth industries, whose products enjoy demand throughout Canada and the entire world. The plant of the Sterling Products, Limited, situated at Elliot Street West, exemplifies the diversified nature of Windsor’s manufacturing industry. In its model daylight plant a large staff is engaged the year around, in the…
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Essex Wire

I recently came across this old ad from 1935 for the Essex Wire Company on McDougall. The Essex Wire Factory you might recall was demolished just about a year ago… In true Windsor fashion, it’s been replaced with a vacant lot. To help jog your memories, a few…
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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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Chrysler Powerhouse - 1935

I’ve always been a fan of the Chrysler Powerhouse at the end of Ypres. The picture above is from December 1935, shortly after construction. As with the factory too, it was designed by Hutton & Souter of Hamilton. They also designed the former offices on Chrysler…
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What If... Walker Power Building

So the track across Riverside Drive to Hiram Walker’s has bit the dust. The demolition of the waterfront silos are more than likely, and if they go, suddenly the long neglected Walker Power Building becomes a building with a waterfront view… How many times have you looked at a building and imagined what you could do with it, if money was no object… One of our regular readers…
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Walkerville Built GM Buses

From the Border Cities Star – June 6, 1935: SHOWN above are two streamline General Motors Model “V” 29 Passenger Coaches which are being delivered to the Gray Coach Lines, Ltd., a subsidiary oi the Toronto Trans- portation Commission. The buses now on order…
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Erie & Parent - 1935

From the Border Cities Star – February 1, 1935: Spring must be right around the corner. The large steam shovel of the Keystone Contractors is seen above carrying out excavations at the northeast corner of Erie street and Parent avenue, in preparation for erection of…