Monthly Archives: May 2006

RIP Chappell House

May 30, 2006
RIP Chappell House

With great sadness, I opened the paper yesterday morning to read the news that one of Windsor’s last remaining prohibition era roadhouses has suffered a devistating fire over the weekend. Currently operating as the President’s Club “Adult Entertainment” lounge, in a former life it was known as Rum Runners, home to many infamous Z-Rock...

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Palace Cleaners

May 29, 2006
Palace Cleaners

This building at Jefferson and Manistique caught my eye the other day. If not for the old Gas Station look, at least for the mystery of why the building is adorned with the letter “N”. So, I had an associate check out the history in his collection of city directories. Here’s what he found:...

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Kung Food

May 26, 2006
Kung Food

This building, with one of my all time favorite signs is located on East Jefferson near Concord, a few blocks from the Belle Isle Bridge. Does anyone remeber anything about this place? When it was open? What the food was like?

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Casa Del Mara

May 25, 2006
Casa Del Mara

Located on Ouellette Ave., is one of my favorite buildings in the City of Windsor. The Casa Del Mara appartment building is a classic pre-depression design. While there are many Spanish Revival influenced on Detroit, this one is a one off in Windsor. Nice detailing surrounding the front door. A great building, that has...

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irestone

May 24, 2006
irestone

On the North West coner of Gilles and Ouellette is the Mid-Century Firestone Garage. “irestone”, not sure when the “F” vanished, it wasn’t that long ago. The soaring roofline of this building is unique in the City of Windsor. The rear garage bays. A full view of the building. The neon sign is even...

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