Monthly Archives: December 2005

Photo Du Jour – December 30, 2005 – New Amsterdam Lofts

December 30, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 30, 2005 – New Amsterdam Lofts

Located on Burroughs at Cass, this old beauty has been restored and is being converted into lofts. Side view The front facade has all new windows and doors. The architectural details in this building are outstanding. Does anyone know the history of this building?

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Photo Du Jour – December 28, 2005 – Our Lady Of The Rosary

December 28, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 28, 2005 – Our Lady Of The Rosary

Located on the Corner of Woodward & the I-94 Service Driver (formerly Bagg St.), the Church was originally St. Joeseph’s, and was built in 1896, it was designed by architects Malcomson & Higginbotham. A beautiful Romanesque Styled Structure. A detail of the statue on top. The photo abouve dates to 1899, when the chruch...

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Photo Du Jour – December 26, 2005 – Kennedy Square Building

December 26, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 26, 2005 – Kennedy Square Building

Over in Kennedy Square, the new building is rising on the site of the former City Hall. Personally, I think it’s kind of ugly. It reminds me of the Daimler Chrysler Building in Windsor. Bland suburban architecture.

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Photo Du Jour – December 23, 2005 – United Artists

December 23, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 23, 2005 – United Artists

As reported here, on December 16th, we take a trip back over to the U.A. to show the aftermath of what’s been going on. The bottom floor painting, are being all scrubbed away. As pointed out by someone, (perhaps the artist?) , they missed one on the ground floor. With the marquee gone, the...

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Photo Du Jour – December 21, 2005 – Ransom Gillis House

December 21, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 21, 2005 – Ransom Gillis House

The remains of the Ransom Gillis House at 205 Alfred St. in Brush Park are being stabilized to facilitate future renovation. Contrast the photo above, taken last weekend, with the one below, taken in August. Here’s hoping that this symbol of Detroit’s decay gets restored. The tile & stone work on the turret base...

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Photo Du Jour – December 19, 2005 – Three Years of Slumpy

December 19, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 19, 2005 – Three Years of Slumpy

Over the past several years, I have slowly watched the deterioration of the William Livingstone House on Eliot St. in Brush Park. The photo above (from The Buildings Of Detroit, by W. H. Ferry) shows the home in better days. Here it is in August 2002. The turret hardly has any slump, and the...

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Photo Du Jour – December 16, 2005 – Clean Up

December 16, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 16, 2005 – Clean Up

First the Marquee goes, now the famous window paintings of the United Artists Building are being scraped off. When will the madness end? Maybe the cynical demolition belief was mistaken? Maybe it is all a show for out of towners in town for Superbowl Kwame?

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Photo Du Jour – December 14, 2005 – Campaigning Continues

December 14, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 14, 2005 – Campaigning Continues

Not to be outdone by Paul Martin’s Liberals or Jack Layton’s NDP, Steven Harper of the Conservative Party flew into Windsor Tuesday Afteroon. Shortly after 2:00 pm the Conservative Airbus starts making its way. English on one side…. … French on the other. After the plane is parked, the convoy of RCMP & Tour...

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Photo Du Jour – December 12, 2005 – On The Campaign Trail

December 12, 2005
Photo Du Jour – December 12, 2005 – On The Campaign Trail

Friday was pretty busy in Windsor with the Canadian Winter Election in full swing. Two of the Three major party leaders were in Windsor Campaigning. Prime Minister Paul Martin of the Liberal Party was in town as was Jack Layton of the N.D.P. party. First in town was Paul Martin. Martin in flying around...

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