Monthly Archives: March 2006

Not Done Yet

March 31, 2006
Not Done Yet

Here’s a quick visit to Detroit’s Brush Park. While there is still a lot of rehab, restoration and new construction going on, there are stil a few homes that need some “work”. Here’s a few of what’s left..

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Follow Up Visit

March 29, 2006
Follow Up Visit

This is a follow up to my post on March 3rd. I drove back by the old Champion Sparkplug factory today with my camera, and she was long gone. I seriously hope they make a parking lot. No seriously parking is cool.

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Heading inside

March 28, 2006
Heading inside

So it was back to Seminole yesterday, and inside the sub-station (which was featured on the 13th), where I met with someone from Enwin who graciously allowed me inside to photograph the building. Inside the front door, looking towards the front room. The original lights are still there. Great wrought iron details. Looking back...

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The Shell

March 27, 2006
The Shell

So, a little while ago I spied this mess on the south west edge of Windsor. I told John about it, and he was game to go check it out. No mail… Must be because it’s Sunday… Here’s a full on shot, of this burned out shell. So we walked up the front steps,...

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Old Photos – 1930’s – 1940’s Part 1

March 26, 2006
Old Photos – 1930’s – 1940’s Part 1

These are all old photos that I had posted on the old site. From the collection of Bernie Drouillard, these were scanned and sent to me by John Stefani. Thanks to both of them for sharing the collection. This shot from the 1940’s shows Tecumseh Road near Albert, were Transit Windsor (then S.W &...

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Happy 100th Birthday

March 23, 2006
Happy 100th Birthday

Happy 100th to the entity of King Edward School. Sadly the current building is only about 7 years old, the original structure designed by Albert Kahn was leveled in 1997 and replaced with a crappy box. As an extra insult to the preservationists who fought to save Kahn’s structure, they incorporated a token bit...

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Synagogue Hunting

March 22, 2006
Synagogue Hunting

I was looking over an old map, and it showed on Hickory, just south of Whelpton in the Ford City area of Windsor, the Ford City Synagogue. Well this is the first reference I’ve ever seen to a Synagogue on that side of town, and if you are familiar with the area at all,...

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Canadian Motor Lamp Factory

March 21, 2006
Canadian Motor Lamp Factory

This factory building on Seminole Street in Windsor is another relic of automotive history. Despite being overlooked as a blown out piece of crap, this factory was home to the Canadian Motor Lamp Company. An early “tier one” supplier, CML provided headlamp and related assemblies to the automakers in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s....

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Classic Airliner

March 20, 2006
Classic Airliner

Pictured above is a super stretch Convair 5800. A 5800 is a CV-580 that has an extra 14 feet of fueselage added to it. That old bird started life as a CV-340 (a 580 is a modification to Turboprops) way back in 1953. Photo taken at the Windsor Airport.

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