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Canadian Motor Lamp Factory

This factory building on Seminole Street in Windsor is another relic of automotive history. Despite being overlooked as a blown out piece of crap, this factory was home to the Canadian Motor Lamp Company. An early “tier one” supplier, CML provided headlamp and related assemblies to the automakers in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. This location was also the scene of some…
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Seagrave Factory

This run down red brick building on Walker Rd. in Windsor has thousands of cars pass it every day. Most of the time, proably little thought is given to it’s historical importance. Built around 1905, this building was used to assemble the first motorized fire engines…
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Then & Now 1911 - 2006

I came across this postcard a few years ago. It was simply marked “Walkerville, Ont.” and postmarked 1911. No other details. Luckily the former town of Walkerville was fairly small in land size. The town was only 5 blocks wide, but several miles long.
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Master Motor Car Co. Ltd.

This building has always been a mystery. Located on McDougall just south of Wyandotte St. in Windsor This building was at least a showroom, but was it also a factory at one point? Pink on the maps usually indicated industrial buildings. You can see behind the Veteran…
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Seminole Street Hydro Sub-Station

Seeing as this past weekend was very nice, and my camera was crying due to neglect, I headed out with a friend to do some shooting. As we were wandering around shooting the Seminole Industrial area, we heraded over to this Streamlined Moderne beauty. John pointed out that the building is now vacant. Boy is she ever! All the machinery has been stripped out of the inside, and the hydro transformers…
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More Windsor Mid-Century

Today’s Photo Du Jour brings us another creation from the Windsor firm of Johnson & McWhinnie. I spent a little time at the Windsor library this past weekend trying to uncover a little information about the firm. Despite searching through microfilm, all that I…
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Windsor's Biggest Architectural Loss

Originally founded in the City of Windsor in 1864 by the Community of Holy Names of Mary & Jesus, with a few nuns from Montreal. St. Mary’s Academy was originally located in downtown Windsor on Ouellette Ave. By the late 1920’s the Sisters had an old school…