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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Congratulations

February 20, 2006
Congratulations

Team Canada’s Colleen Sostrorics, left, Hayley Wickenheiser and Gillian Apps, right, celebrate after defeating Sweden 4-1 to win the gold medal in womens ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympic Monday, in Turin. (CP PHOTO/Ryan Remiorz) Gold Medal again for the Women in Hockey… Great job.

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The Fisher Building That Wasn’t

February 20, 2006
The Fisher Building That Wasn’t

Inspired by dFUNK’s excellent 5 part series last week on the Fisher Building , IM.com proudly presents The building we didn’t get… Coming from the mind of Albert Kahn, the Fisher building was built for the Fisher Brothers of “Body by Fisher” fame. The building was built in 1929, and was only phase one,...

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Welcome Metro Times Readers

February 17, 2006

For those of you arriving from here… You would be looking for this article on the Arts & Crafts building. Clicking here will take you to it. Welcome & Enjoy your visit.

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Victory Housing

February 17, 2006
Victory Housing

Today’s Photo Du Jour covers Victory homes. In Canada theses homes were built and owned by Wartime Housing Ltd. The crown corporation bought materials and land and followed through with orders for homes across the country. Victory Homes came in two models: a two-room bungalow or a four-bedroom, one-and-a-half storey house. They were tiny...

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