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Auto Specialties Co - Tecumseh Road

Back in 2009 we took a quick look at this one, and left with more questions than answers. Despite being a major employer at the time, it strange that so little info exists on this one, and I have been unable to even locate a decent picture of the place. Map of the factory – 1935Overview of the factory site – 2020 The Auto Specialties factory came to Windsor in 1919…
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Graham Paige Dealership

This was a building I was always fond of. It was built in 1928, designed by architects Cameron & Ralston, and was located at 722 Wyandotte Street East. It was built for J. M. Blaine as a Graham-Paige dealership. It’s hard to tell from the older photo, but it had…
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Sandwich East Township Hall

The Sandwich East Town Hall was built in 1927, and designed by local architects Allaster & Jacques. Located on the south side of Tecumseh Road East, near Lauzon, the township hall was built in 1927 at a cost of about $12,000. A one storey building with a basement, the…
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25 Pitt Street East

Going through old photos, I came across these pictures I had taken of Patrick O’Ryan’s prior to demolition. The building has a long and interesting history. It was originally built as the annex to the Manning House Hotel which sat beside it, fronting Ouellette Avenue. The Manning House was built in 1881, and the annex likely dates to about 1890. In 1913, the building was…
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Easton Edwards Garage

Designed by Cameron & Ralston, this building housed a Chevrolet car dealership and was located on Goyeau between Tuscarora and Elliott. It was designed with Moorish and Byzantine elements and was described as “Modernistic in its architecture[Border Cities Star, October…
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Walker Farms Manager's Residence

Going through older photos that I’ve taken over the years, shows how much Windsor’s changed, even in recent times. For example, take the building above at 1767 Walker Road. This building dated to the 1880’s and was built as the residence for the manager of…
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The First Elmwood Casino

The first version of the Elmwood Casino was located in the same spot. Opened in the early 1920s as the Elmcourt Tennis & Country club. Later on during the depression years, in 1934, the Elmwood Hotel opened in the old clubhouse of the Country Club. By the early 1940s, the supper club format was underway. In December, 1943 the original Elmwood burned to the ground. When the fire broke…
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Bronson's Tavern

I was going through some old photos the other days and came across one I had taken of Bronson’s Tavern TThe photo is from 2001 and the tavern closed shortly after. It was purchased by the City, as an expansion of the Lou Romano plant across Ojibway Parkway meant…
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Wyandotte & Windsor - 2012

While looking through some older photos recently, I came across this one from 2012. Looking north west from Wyandotte and Windsor at the now long demolished Beer Store. This building was a Brewer’s Warehouse, dating back to the post-prohibition days, at least as early…