Monthly Archives: October 2005

Photo Du Jour – October 31, 2005 – Detroit Hotels 1929 – Part I

October 31, 2005
Photo Du Jour – October 31, 2005 – Detroit Hotels 1929 – Part I

Today’s Photo Du Jour is from a Detroit promotional Booklet from 1929. This is part 1 of a series showing all the major Detroit Hotels. The most amazing fact to me from this booklet is the following: “More than 12,000 modern hotel rooms are located within a five minute walk of Grand Circus Park,...

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Old Car Factories

October 30, 2005

So, over on the Detroityes.com forum, there has been a thread on Old Car Factories going since February. We have attempted to create over there a semi-official list, gleaned from all the info. we’ve been spewing for the last 8 months. So…. Without further delay, I am pleaded to present the Old Car Factory...

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Photo Du Jour – October 28, 2005 – Canadian Club

October 28, 2005
Photo Du Jour – October 28, 2005 – Canadian Club

For many years, the Canadian Club sign illuminated the Windsor Shoreline, relentlesly advertising the Distillery’s wares. Now it’s been gone less than a decade, but is probably forgotten by many. The sign however had quite a history. This photo above is from c. 1920, and shows the first sign. That sign above was designed...

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The Big Boy Comes To Town…

October 27, 2005
The Big Boy Comes To Town…

Yesterday at the Windsor Airport, we had a semi-rare visitor arrived with Cargo for G.M. This giant Antonov-124 from the Ukraine was the guest of honor, as this heavy rolled into town. It’s hard to tell in photos, but the aircraft is massive. Here are some specs: Wing span 73.30m (240ft 6in), length 69.10m...

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Photo Du Jour – October 26, 2005 – Works Of Albert J. Lothian

October 26, 2005
Photo Du Jour – October 26, 2005 – Works Of Albert J. Lothian

During the 1920’s & 1930’s one of Windsor’s pre-eminent local Architects was Albert James Lothian. Lothian was born in Scotland in 1895, and moved to Canada early on. He came to Windsor after returning from WWI. Albert Lothian c. 1920 – Photo courtesy of his daughter Jean Kalich He was one of Windsor’s more...

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Photo Du Jour – October 24, 2005 – 2005 Detroit Marathon

October 24, 2005
Photo Du Jour – October 24, 2005 – 2005 Detroit Marathon

As always the Detroit International Marathon adds the element of running in two countires. Over the Bridge, under the Tunnel. Here are the runners heading though downtown Windsor along Riverside Dr. Turning the corner and heading south on Goyeau towards the Tunnel, passing the Windsor Police Headquarters. Hitting the last refreshment stand on the...

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Photo Du Jour – October 21, 2005 – Back Alley Bar

October 21, 2005
Photo Du Jour – October 21, 2005 – Back Alley Bar

As reported in this thread on the Detroit Yes! forum, the Back Alley Speakeasy on Griswold behind the Downtown Synagogue, is undergoing renovation with intent to reopen. It will add a destination in an otherwise quiet area north of Capitol Park. No official word on what the format will be, or a time table...

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1940’s Anti-Union Propaganda

October 19, 2005
1940’s Anti-Union Propaganda

I was at the Library in Windsor Today quickly researching something, when I stumbled upon this gem from 1943: Interesting to see the mindset 62 years ago….

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O’Shea Pool House – Photo Du Jour – October 19, 2005

October 19, 2005
O’Shea Pool House – Photo Du Jour – October 19, 2005

Located on Riverside Dr. in Windsor, next to the RCMP station is this small soon to be demolished home. As the story goes, this was the pool house to the summer “cottage” next door. The O’Shea’s came from money, being the second generation heir’s to the family fortune, that was made in the early...

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