Monthly Archives: February 2006

Eastland Mall – Original Proposal

February 26, 2006
Eastland Mall – Original Proposal

** Welcome Wikipedians! ** Eastland Mall on Eight Mile Rd., in Harper Woods, was built in 1957. Originally an open air mall, it was later enclosed and became just like every other mall. The main anchor tenant was J.L. Hudson’s. However the Eastland built in 1957, differed greatly from the original plan in 1950....

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Windsor’s MCS

February 24, 2006
Windsor’s MCS

This was located on Windsor’s west side on Pelletier St., just a block from Crawford & Tecumseh. This photo was a MCRR Company shot, taken in 1943. The station was once the arrival point of all the celebrities coming to Windsor who played at the Elmwood Casino. It was also the point of arrival...

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Mid Century Fans…

February 22, 2006
Mid Century Fans…

I need your opinion. The building below built in 1957, by Windsor Architectural Firm Johnson & McWhinnie is threatened with demolition. If anything the death knell has been sounded. It is located on the Windsor Waterfront at the foot of Ouellette Ave. It is known as the Cleary Guest House, having been erected by...

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Burroughs Adding Machine Plant – Plymouth, MI

February 22, 2006
Burroughs Adding Machine Plant – Plymouth, MI

While out in Plymouth the other day I came across this factory. Designed by Albert Kahn in 1938, this building housed the Burroughs Adding Machine. It served as both offices and a factory. It is a striking building and looks much younger than 68 years old. One of Kahn’s later works, but very influenced...

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Robert Holmes – 1913-2006

February 21, 2006
Robert Holmes – 1913-2006

Photo c. 2006 – The Detroit News Teamsters founder ‘a real man of steel’ Bobby Holmes fought with former union chief Hoffa for ‘justice on the job’ since the 1930s. Eric Lacy / The Detroit News Robert W. “Bobby” Holmes, one of the Teamsters union’s founding fathers and confidant of former union President James...

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