Monthly Archives: June 2006

Cathedral Of The Most Blessed Sacrament

June 29, 2006
Cathedral Of The Most Blessed Sacrament

Located at Woodward & Belmont Streets, the Cathedral was begun in 1915 by Cleveland Architect Henry A. Walsh. However the Cathedral didn’t look like it did today when Walsh was finished. *** Photo from the Diehl & Diehl Archives *** The local firm of Diehl & Diehl were commissioned by the Archdiocese to finish...

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49th Annual Fireworks Show

June 28, 2006
49th Annual Fireworks Show

So I watched everyone flocking to the waterfront to take in the 49th annual fireworks show. Not me, I put two lawn chairs on the porch roof, grabbed a few beers and took in the show with my wife, stress free. Pay no mind to the powerlines…

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Benjamin Siegel Mansion

June 27, 2006
Benjamin Siegel Mansion

This grand 13,000 sq ft. mansion was built in 1915 for department store founder Benjamin Siegel. Designed by Albert Kahn, this home is just one of the many architectural beauties to be found in the Boston-Edison district of Detroit.

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Westside…

June 25, 2006
Westside…

…of the continent. Work took me to Tucson, Arizona this past weekend, and I had half a day with my camera before the flight home. The “White Dove of the Desert”. The mission of Saint Xavier del Bac. Founded about 10 miles south of Tucson in 1692, the current church building was built in...

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Detroit Cornice and Slate

June 22, 2006
Detroit Cornice and Slate

So, I’m up in Ferndale the other day, and what do I stumble across but the Detroit Cornice and Slate Company. As I’m sure everyone knows, the company’s old home downtown is now occupied by the Metro Times. So here they are still plugging away after moving in 1972 from the downtown location. Products...

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Gormar Apartments

June 21, 2006
Gormar Apartments

Located at Woodward & Nevada between 6 and 7 mile roads, across from Palmer Park, this beatuy caught my eye the other day. Built in 1923 the Gormar Apartments has seen better days, however I’m sure with its location, it was at one time quite a fashionable address. It was built in 1924, and...

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St. Columba Parish Hall

June 19, 2006
St. Columba Parish Hall

This beautiful structure is located at the corner of Jefferson & Manistique on the far east side. City records show the building was built in 1923. According to the Sandborn Map, the building was constructed with ground floor retail with an auditorium on the second floor, and a gymnasium on the 3rd floor. Anyone...

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First Presbyterian Church of Walkerville

June 16, 2006
First Presbyterian Church of Walkerville

In the Walkerville district of Windsor, at the corner of Windermere and Niagara, stands this red brick church. Built as the first Presbyterian Church of Walkerville in 1908, it was for many years known as Chalmers United Church. After a spell of vacancy, it has reopened as All Nations Full Gospel Church. The building...

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Electrograph Building Parducci’s

June 14, 2006
Electrograph Building Parducci’s

Located at Fort and Vinewood in southwest Detroit, I spied this handsome Art Deco building, with what looked to be some of Corrado Parducci’s work up above. The building today houses the Latino Family Services, who have been around since 1971. I checked in with my associate Einar who is the resident Parducci expert,...

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