Monthly Archives: May 2006

Dougall Avenue Overpass

May 8, 2006
Dougall Avenue Overpass

Today’s PDJ is not really an exciting or terribly intersting subject, but it is notable. From an engineering perspective this bridge was quite a feat. This came from the engineering firm of M.M. Dillon of London, Ontario, who are still around: This is one of two overpass structures at the entrance to Windsor. Over...

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1700 West Fort Street

May 7, 2006
1700 West Fort Street

Another beauty along Fort Street. This one is just west of 10th St. A very hansome and large brick building. A little digging on this one uncovered its history. This was the home of the Edson-Moore & Co, Dry Goods Wholesalers. A quick google search didn’t reveal too much. The company was founded in...

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Sorry… I was away.

May 6, 2006
Sorry… I was  away.

For anyone that missed my posts of late I’m sorry. I was out of town for a couple of days on business in Toronto. I did however stay at a highrise hotel downtown on the 33rd floor. It made for some good photos. Looking down King Street, west from Yonge. The Bank of Montreal...

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Detroit Elevator Company

May 2, 2006
Detroit Elevator Company

This is one that has always interested me. Does anyone know the history of the Detroit Elevator Company? Located on Franklin Street, the name always jumps out as so very different from the tool and die shops normally found around the area. In 1922, the building was occupied by exactly that: The F. Joseph...

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Rivertown – Then and Now

May 1, 2006
Rivertown – Then and Now

Then being 2003. Wow has this place been decimated lately. It’s crazy, urban praries by the river. Franklin Street – 2003 Franklin Street – 2006

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