Monthly Archives: October 2006

New Bus Terminal

October 31, 2006
New Bus Terminal

So work finally got underway on the Windsor Bus Terminal. The new station is being built on the site of the former Canadian Tire store in downtown Windsor. The building will look similar to the Art Gallery when completed, and nothing like the “proposed” urban village that is “supposed” to be built on the...

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History Uncovered

October 30, 2006
History Uncovered

Special thanks to the Voice Of Windsor for alerting me last week of the history uncovered at the “big dig”. Down at Dieppe Park on the Windsor Waterfront, they are clearing the parking lot out, and preparing the ground for the architecturally un-inspiring turd called the “peace beacon”. Once this is done, they’ll be...

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“Makes Ben Hur Look Like an Epic”

October 28, 2006
“Makes Ben Hur Look Like an Epic”

Found this while going through old newspapers the other week. From 1975, coming soon to the Devonshire Cinema (Now an H & M):

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Horseshoe Hotel Fire – 1976

October 27, 2006
Horseshoe Hotel Fire – 1976

As regular readers may have noticed, I’ve had some old-time neighbourhood locals checking in and commenting on things pertaining to the downtown Windsor neighbourhood I currently live in. Dante & Mara were talking about the old Horseshoe Hotel that was around the corner the other day, and the fire that took it down. That...

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Return To Slumpyland

October 26, 2006
Return To Slumpyland

Poor Slumpy. The summer hasn’t been kind…

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Then and Now… Coronado Apartments

October 25, 2006
Then and Now… Coronado Apartments

The Albert Lothian designed Coronado Apartments, built in 1927. 1957 2006

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Neighborhood Question…

October 24, 2006
Neighborhood Question…

This question is for Dante, Maria & Mara (or any other readers who grew up in the area). Do any of you guys remember this building? It is on Cataraqui near the corner of Marentette? The building has been vacant since I moved in to the area in 2001. The photo above is actually...

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Mystery Solved!

October 23, 2006
Mystery Solved!

I orignally posted this mystery factory back in February. I recieved the answer to the mystery today by e-mail. Kevin who is an avid Buick historian offered this answer: The photo is not from Detroit but rather from Flint. It shows what was built as the W. F. Stewart Body Company factory on the...

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Back to St. Louis…

October 23, 2006
Back to St. Louis…

With the big victory last night the Tigers tied the World Series at one win each. The Tigers now head back to St. Louis for games 3,4 & 5. The Spirit of Detroit is all dressed up and ready to go.

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