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Windsor Beverages - 1948

Back in the years following WWII consumer products still had their regionalisms. Detroit had Faygo & Vernors, and while Coca-Cola and other national beverages were around, there was still a place for local drinks like Martin’s Ginger Ale and Sun Crest…
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White Rose Station - Howard & Tecumseh - 1953

Below is a full page ad that ran in the Windsor Star in early December 1953. It advertised the impending grand opening of the new White Rose Service Station at Howard and Tecumseh. I’m not sure what corner the station was on. It probably wasn’t on the north east side as the area now occupied by the Shoppers was formerly a Windsor Utilities Building. If I had to guess, I’d pick…
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Ferry Docks - Ouellette & Riverside c. 1930

An old view in this postcard, looking north towards the river up Ouellette Avenue at the intersection with what was then Sandwich Street. The Ferry Docks at the foot of Ouellette are visible, along with the Ritz Hotel to the left and the old British-American Hotel on the…
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333 Eugenie St E

I’ve always been fond of the small brick building on the south side of Eugenie between Howard & McDougall. It’s got some nice mid-century offset brickwork on the facade, as seen in the photo above from 2007. My favourite feature by far though, was always…