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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 to the Meretsky & Glitin Furniture Company. In 1927, the furniture store expanded up by two floors, and was renamed the Kennedy Building, in honour of William Costello Kennedy, Member of Parliament and namesake of Kennedy Collegiate. Kennedy served as Minister of Railways and Canals in the government of William Lyon Mackenzie King from 1921 until his death in 1923.

Here is a photo of the building shortly after the construction of the top two floors. I’m not sure what exactly happened to the building, but it’s been badly altered over the years. The photo above appeared in Michael Gladstone White’s “Windsor – A moment in time”, but the photo source is not credited. I would guess the Museum or City Archives are the source for this photo.

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