Monthly Archives: January 2006

January 26, 2006 – Demolition Means Progress…

January 26, 2006
January 26, 2006 – Demolition Means Progress…

Or so the sign from the demolition company claimed…. The Motown complex has been razed to make make way for temporary parking. While Brush Park revitalizes and thrives to the east, the west side of Woodward gets really bare…

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January 24, 2006 – The 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

January 24, 2006
January 24, 2006 – The 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

Congratulataions to Steven Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada. As of 11:00 pm the Conservatives had 122 seats, short of the 155 required for a majority. I guess we’ll being doing it all over again in another 18 months…

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January 23, 2006 – Election Day

January 23, 2006
January 23, 2006 – Election Day

Well, one of these clowns have to win…. All my Canadian Brothers and Sisters, today is election day, don’t forget to go out and vote! I’m praying for a Conservative Minority. I’m praying that the NDP carry Windsor once again. I’m praying that the Liberal Party is decimated. I’m praying that the Bloc becomes...

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January 20, 2006 – 2006 North American International Auto Show

January 20, 2006
January 20, 2006 – 2006 North American International Auto Show

Well it’s that time again, the Auto Show is on over at Cobo Hall. This weekend is your last chance to get over there and check it out. As always everything is to excess. New Orleans probably could have been rebuilt with the amount spent by the car companies on the displays. Speaking of...

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Photo Du Jour – January 18, 2006 – Peter’s Rock

January 18, 2006
Photo Du Jour – January 18, 2006 – Peter’s Rock

Located on Dearborn Street, between Harbaugh & Vanderbilt in Delray is Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church. This one is for you Chuck. Quite the steeple on this oldie. Here’s a shot taken from down in front of Auntie Rie’s Market, if you’ve ever been down there, you’ll know it’s the one with the weird...

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Photo Du Jour – January 16, 2006 – RIP Motown Complex

January 16, 2006
Photo Du Jour – January 16, 2006 – RIP Motown Complex

Well the demolition derby has begun for 2006. The first victim? The old Motown complex on Woodward. The closest building was the Donovan Building, with the shorter building to the rear the Sanders building. The Sanders building came down yesterday as seen here. At least the mosaic glass tilework done by Louis C. Tiffany...

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Photo Du Jour – January 13, 2006 – Medical Arts Building

January 13, 2006
Photo Du Jour – January 13, 2006 – Medical Arts Building

Located on Ouellette Ave in Windsor across from Hotel-Dieu Hospital is the vacant Medical Arts Building. It was built in 1930, designed by architect J.R. Sculland. The building has been vacant for several years, ever since the language school on the main floor closed up shop. There is some interest growing for a condo...

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Photo Du Jour – January 11, 2006 – Patterson Terrace

January 11, 2006
Photo Du Jour – January 11, 2006 – Patterson Terrace

Located on the corner of John R. & Erskine in Brush Park, is the Patterson Terrace. It is in my opinion a very nice looking structure, and it has spent the last few years boarded up. I suppose that Gentrification needs to creep a little more to the North before this one becomes condos....

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Photo Du Jour – January 9, 2006 – Another One Bites The Dust…

January 9, 2006
Photo Du Jour – January 9, 2006 – Another One Bites The Dust…

On Alfred Street, in the block just east of Woodward, this past weekend this old Victorian House met the wrecking ball. Sadly this once grand beauty was beyond repair, as a fire caused the roof to collapse onto the second floor and buckle the outer wall towards the street. You win some, you lose...

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