Old Ads

Reaume Community Centre Subdivsion - 1924

Ad from 1924 The early 1920s were boom years in the Border Cities, with land to the east of the city of Windsor being the big movers. The Reaume Organization was one of the larger land developers in the area. Ulysses Guy Reaume, was the mayor of Ford City, eventually the first Reeve of Riverside and was active in real estate until his death in 1969. The firm built offices on Ouellette at Maiden…
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Old Ads

2031 Vimy Ave

Ad from 1929 Harley Kerr was a prominent building and developer in South Walkerville in the pre-depression days. In fact it seems he built and designed most of the block of Vimy between Kildare & Byng. The house above in the ad was then 71 Vimy. It looks like today…
Old Ads

Memorial Park Subdivision - 1925

While trying to discover some information behind the old restroom building in Memorial Park, I came across a few old advertisements for the neighbourhood from 1925, when it was first being laid out. Memorial Park Comfort Station – c. 1926Memorial Park Gates I…
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Clinton Park Subdivision 1913

The early years of development of the city in the boom years before WWI saw parcels of the city being purchased and subdivided to meet the growing need for new residential areas in the Border Cities. One of these subdivisions was the Clinton Subdivision. Encompassing the west side of Dougall Avenue between the alley north of Clinton Ave, to the alley south of Wahketa Ave it extended west to the…
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