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Bartlet Building Annex - 1927

An old image of the Bartlet Building Annex, from a chamber of commerce publication in 1927. The original Bartlet building is immediately east, while the taller annex building was built in 1924, and designed by David J. Cameron & William M. Ralston. Interesting to note that the Chamber of Commerce was once made up of eight different communities, and today, there seems to be little chance of…
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University & Victoria - 1972

A shot of the ground floor banking space in the Metropolitan Building from an ad that was published in 1972. A neat shot of the corner when it was occupied. The last tenant that I can remember was the HSCB bank, that has since moved to the old Krispy Kreme doughnut shop on…
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916 Buckingham - The Hollywood Model Home

From the Windsor Daily Star, June 25, 1955: This beautiful Hollywood Home is the direct result of many years of study and intense planning by a prominent California architect. The interior consists of 3 spacious bedrooms, huge 24-ft. living room with dining area, step saving kitchen with side door entrance leading to carport, studio ceilings throughout, custom made room-divider cabinet between…
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1534 Windsor Avenue - 1949 - G. G. McKeough Hardware

One of the things I like about old advertising, people used to put in a picture of their business, leaving us a neat record of some buidling that may not be captured for any other reason. View Larger Map Strangely, in a very non-Windsor way, part of the building shown in…
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Southlawn Gardens - South Windsor Development Company Limited - 1949

An interesting old ad. This one is from 1949, still trying to sell lots down in Southlawn Gardens. Interestingly the ad was put out by the South Windsor Development Company Limited. I have seen references to the South Windsor Development Company Limited on subdivision ads going back to the late 1920’s. I got to thinking, there’s a giant Southlawn Gardens sign on Dougall just north of…
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Tepperman's - 1949

An interesting advertisement from December 1949. This one shows the Ottawa Street Tepperman’s store, and also has a nice picture of Nate Tepperman. This is a long time Windsor Business, and it’s good too see them still around. A list of the oldest businesses in…
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Canadian Automotive Trim - 1949

Located on Walker Road, the building was located on the east side just south of Edna street. View Larger Map The plant, owned by National Automotive Fibres Inc. had a sister operation open in Ajax in 1953. It manufactured interior trim parts for Ford, Chrysler, General…