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Oventhal Building - 1022 Wyandotte Street East

This building on Wyandotte Street West has long been one of my favourites. The large glass block windows on the second floor harken back to the 1930’s. I have no real information on the building or architect. The address comes up as being originally home to the…
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2557 Howard Avenue

I’ve long liked this building on Howard just north of Eugenie. Over the years, it been home to numerous car lots, etc. But I’ve always had a soft spot for it as a good example of Mid-Century architecture. I recently came across the ad above, showing it was…
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8325 Riverside Drive East - Seaway Towers

From December 1964, an ad above for the Seaway Towers on Riverside Drive in the town of Riverside. At 12 stories, it was one of the first high rise apartments built along the waterfront in Riverside. I love the architect’s rendering with the big old car cruising up to it. View Larger Map The building is situated on the site on an angle to maximize the amount of units with waterfront views.
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Fine Foods Of Canada

A look at the Fine Foods Plant, at Tecumseh & Lacasse in Tecumseh. I’ve been meaning to post about this place for a long time, and the postcard above has finally pushed this post into becoming a reality. A neat view of the old sign that was once out front.
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3209 Church Street

I have always been interested in the odd spattering of old model homes around South Windsor, which are all related to various subdivision projects of the late 1920’s that were killed by the depression. This one at 3209 Church St., just south of Norfolk. An ad for the…
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Park & Church

Even I can still be dumbfounded to discover the great lengths people in this town will undertake to make their buildings as bland and ugly as possible. When I came across the ad above, from 1947, I couldn’t believe that the building above was still standing. View Larger Map Then I realized… The building in the photo in the ad is today’s Goodfellows Building. Amazingly it is…
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Riverside Brewery

Happy Valentines Day! We’re sticking with the prohibition era breweries today. Heading east from LaSalle all the way to the former town of Riverside, and the former Riverside Brewery. Founded in 1926, the building was designed by Albert McPhail, who designed many…
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Official Pocket Map of The Border Cities

During the pre-depression days when the bridge was nearing completion, there were many different companies purchasing land and sub-dividing it, expecting to strike gold. However as the stock market crashed, these properties remained vacant, and along the way only a handful…