A letter from Gilson Manufacturing Company from 1941. The envelope has slogans pertaining to their Snowbird refrigerator line and their furnace line. In the post-war era, appliances came to dominate Gilson Manufacturing Company production.
The lot where Gilson Manufacturing once stood on York Road. Across the lot, you can see Owens Corning constructed in 1951 by Fibreglas Canada and one of the few large scale industrial features still operating in the Ward.