Ouellette Avenue looking north to Riverside Dr., Windsor, ON, 1930s(?)

Black and white photograph of Ouellette Avenue looking north to Riverside Drive from near the corner of Pitt Street. Visible among the multistorey buildings on the right is signage for Huron & Erie Savings & Loan, the precusor to Canada Trust. Partially obstructed is the signage for Bartlet, MacDonald & Gow, a local retailer, founded in 1860. Originally the store entrance faced Riverside Drive, but as business grew, the owners undertook a massive expansion with a second entrance on Ouellette Ave. At the time the photograph was taken, they were among the largest retailers in Canada and a staple and icon of the Windsor community. The store closed in 1971.