Lost WindsorOld AdsWindsor

Parent Place

Years ago, while out shooting photos with John Stefani, we stumbled across a old cinder block building in an alley. It always seemed strange that the building was located in an alley and not on a road, but a recent discovery of an ad for the company, revealed that the alley…
Old AdsWindsor

Return To Boose's

In the past, I have covered Boose’s Tourist Camp in Detail, here and here. I recently added an old advertising folder for the park to my collection. The rest of the images on the folder are ones that can be seen on the previous pages, but this is the first time…
Essex CountyOld AdsWindsor

Streetcar Friday

Continuing our fine sometime tradition of “Streetcar Friday”, I present this ad than ran for the Hydro Electric Railways, June 23, 1928. Interurban service to Amherstburg. When streetcar service was ended, this line to Amherstburg became a bus line. Now, public transit service to the county is non-existent. It’s funny how far society has both advanced and retreated in the last…
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Those were the days...

From January, 1928: Back in the day when Windsor had a quick, modern, efficient public transportation system. Off all the things that this City has destroyed over the last 100 years, there is nothing worse than the choice made in the late 1930’s to rip up and…
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Dresser Electric

Another long lost Windsor manufacturer is up today, listed in this 1965 advertisement as “Canada’s fastest growing manufacturer of electrical products”. Just another sad reminder of how far Windsor’s might has fallen. The Dresser Electric building is still standing on Walker Road, just north of Big Tony’s. Designed by Johnson – McWhinnie in 1954, the building…
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