Continuing in our series of the four corners of Ouellette Ave. and Wyandotte St. the northeast corner is this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic. Taken at the same time as the previous two photographs in the series taken approximately in 1938. This view has the traffic sign of the arrow directing drivers to the tunnel to Detroit, which had just opened up in 1930 to automobile traffic. The Meretsky-Gitlin Limited was located on this corner. According to the city directories, this business sold Furniture, House furnishings, Radios, Electric Refrigeration and other such items. Meretsky-Gitlin Limited had just moved to this location in 1938 from their Chatham Street West location. By 1969, the business is no longer active at this location, in fact, it looks like Meretsky and Gitlin separated and opened their own business at different locations in the city. If you are interested in other historic images of Windsor, please visit the Windsor Public Library’s digital exhibits page at


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  1. Richard McIntyre says:

    If you look up the SW&A street car power line are visible an looking down the car rails show in the road.

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