Monthly Archives: April 2007

Lancaster Bomber On The Move

April 30, 2007
Lancaster Bomber On The Move

As a memorial to the Lancaster Bombers and pilots who flew relief missions into Holland during Operation Manna, Windsor’s Lancaster Bomber FM212 is making its way to the Devonshire Mall Parking Lot for a few days. The first public appearance for the Lancaster since being removed from the pedestal in Jackson Park, and entering...

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Slumpty Dumpty

April 27, 2007
Slumpty Dumpty

Long time readers will know that I have been documenting the Livingstone house in Detroit’s Brush Park over the last 5 years. I’ve had a long time friendly bet with dETROITfUNK about who would be the first to capture Ol’ Slumpy when she finally collapsed. dFUNK was first getting up the photos about 2...

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Wilson Park Fieldhouse

April 26, 2007
Wilson Park Fieldhouse

Next up on the chopping block is the 1920’s era Field house in Wilson Park. As you may or may not know, the city agreed to a land swap with the school board. In exchange for taxpayers giving 3 acres of Wilson park to the School Board to build the replacement to Benson School,...

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What a shocker!

April 25, 2007

Actually, not really… The Urban Village plan is “on hold”. I’ve been telling my friend who bought a house near the Urban Village proposed location for years that the whole plan was a sham, and that this city will never get its act together enough to pull off something like the Urban Village. Glad...

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The Bunker

April 25, 2007
The Bunker

Work continues on the Peace Beacon. Hopefully when it’s done, it will cease to look like a concrete bunker. When I was at Dieppe Park shooting these photos, I noticed that there are many reapeating elements in the Civic Centre design of Johnson & McWhinnie. The floral compass, as well as some staircases are...

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Grad House Demolition

April 24, 2007
Grad House Demolition

Well, well, well… How’s a little weekend demolition for you? Smacked down on a Saturday, with a legal challenge pending by a group of students, the U of W, ever the visionaries demolished the 1929 Harry Gignac house. Despite claims of needed repairs, the whole second floor was demolished, but the chimney stayed standing....

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430 Karl – Follow Up

April 23, 2007
430 Karl – Follow Up

Today’s entry is a follow up to last Wednesday’s entry about 430 Karl. By the time the entry ran last week, the building’s fate was sealed. These photos were taken Thursday morning. Thanks to Navi for the heads up about the demoliton. And another one bites the dust! This has been a banner year...

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City Centre Transit Terminal

April 20, 2007
City Centre Transit Terminal

Work is progressing on the new bus station, I have to say when I drove by to get some updated photos, I was pleasntly surprised to see brick. I thought we were in for stucco for sure! Hopefully if the Urban Village ever gets built, the red brick station will blend in nicely to...

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Breaking News…

April 19, 2007

Looks like a Murder has gone down in the 4 plex at the s.w. corner of Parent & Tuscarora… Violence in your neighbourhood is never a good thing… Stay tuned to the news for details…

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