Monthly Archives: August 2006

A Tour Of Historic Sites – 1922

August 31, 2006
A Tour Of Historic Sites  – 1922

So where did all these historic markers go? This Fort Shelby tablet was on the Fort St. Entrance of the old Post Office On the south west corner of Fort and Griswold, on the Fort St. side of the Moffat Building was the Fox Indian War marker. The south west corner of Griswold &...

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Hamtramck Bank

August 30, 2006
Hamtramck Bank

At the corner of Caniff & Jos. Campeau is this great old yellow sandstone bank. Great architectural carvings on this one. Looks like it could be the work of Corrado Parducci.

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Changes…

August 29, 2006

So as you can see, I made a few minor cosmetic changes to the site today… This new look features random pictures in the header, the ability to search by catergory, and easier search. Good, bad, ugly? Comment away on the change.

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Club Lofts Part II

August 28, 2006
Club Lofts Part II

As we covered in the November 4th, 2005 Photo Du Jour, the Club Lofts Condo conversion project is humming along. The main covered entrance has taken shape, and the brick cladding is up. They still need to bring in the Windows and finish the interiors… December seems pretty ambitious at this date for completition,...

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Here and There…

August 25, 2006
Here and There…

The last few days had me on the grand tour of Southern Ontario. From Lake Simcoe to Lake Huron, and all points in between… My Grandparents former house in Newmarket, Ontario. It looks much different today that it does last time I was in it, about 20 years ago. A scan of the mortgage...

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Casino Expansion

August 21, 2006
Casino Expansion

As the Casino’s across the river in Detroit work at building their permanent facilities, Casino Windsor is well underway with their expansion project. The expanded Windsor Casino will contain a second hotel tower, and a 5,000 seat auditorium. The expansion is the tower on the right. This weekend’s Windsor Star also contained this small...

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Ornamentation

August 18, 2006
Ornamentation

In honor of this weekend’s Deam Cruise and Willistead Concours d’Elegance, reader Charles gave me the idea to run a series on car ornamentation. Here are some shots taken at car shows over the last few years… —

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Hamilton & Oakman

August 18, 2006
Hamilton & Oakman

For today’s Photo Du Jour, we’re off to lovely Highland Park. At the intersection of Hamilton & Oakman is this massive industrial building. While a giant factory isn’t usually too exciting, the front entrace to this one is outstanding. Art Deco/Moderne elements are visible on this facade. So now it is an automotive parts...

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All gone…

August 17, 2006
All gone…

A follow up trip (Aug. 9th & Aug. 11th) by the Vetran Plumming site, finds everything demolished. All that remains is this stubborn little brick corner. The Moen sign is still visble, barely. A panoramic shot showing the expanse of empty real estate. Two building eaters work to crush and destroy anything that might...

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