Monthly Archives: September 2006

Vacation…

September 29, 2006

Sorry if the pictures have been underwhelming the last two weeks but I’ve been away. I set up the website to automatically post over the last two weeks, but I didn’t have a lot of time to do my ususal descriptions and research on a lot of the posts. Over the last two weeks,...

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Renaissance Center

September 27, 2006
Renaissance Center

John Portman’s 1977 Renaissance Center.

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Foral Compass

September 25, 2006
Foral Compass

On Windsor’s waterfront, in a stone matching the rest of the Civic Center of 1957, is the floral Compass. The Compass marks due North to the USA.

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HDR Skyline

September 22, 2006
HDR Skyline

I liked the way the sun was hitting the Guardian Building.

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Downtown HDR Again…

September 20, 2006
Downtown HDR Again…

The Daimler Chrysler Headquaters and CIBC Building, the two buildings occupying the most valuable real estate in Windsor, and they’re both architectural shit.

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Cleary Guest House in HDR

September 18, 2006
Cleary Guest House in HDR

The Cleary Guest House, the last remaining peice of Windsor’s original Waterfront Renewal, Civic Center of the late 1950′s. Built in 1957, the City has been itching to demolish it for the last few years. Love it or hate it, it’s been a long time waterfront fixture, and it will be gone any day...

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow… Glengarry Apartment Building

September 15, 2006
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow… Glengarry Apartment Building

The Windsor Ghetto, with the demolotion of the vacant nursing home on University Ave., has seen an increase in vacant land lately. The Apartment shown above is no exception. The photo above was taken earlier in the summer. I drove by the other day and noticed it was all gone… Just what that area...

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Edward L. Ryerson

September 14, 2006
Edward L. Ryerson

Captured yesterday on the Detroit River is the 730′ long Steamer Edward L. Ryerson. Built in 1959, this old ship returned to service on the Great Lakes this summer after being layed up since 1999. From the Boatnerd website: Great Lakes Fleet Page Vessel Feature — Edward L. Ryerson By George Wharton The Edward...

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Former Imperial Bank Building

September 12, 2006
Former Imperial Bank Building

285 Ouellette Ave., at University Ave. stands the former Imperial Bank. The Imperial Bank, merged with the Bank of Commerce in 1961, to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Built in 1920, and designed by Architect Charles Cobb. Here is a photo of the bank under construction. In the architectural sculpture surrounding...

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