Monthly Archives: September 2007

Looking For Something To Do This Weekend?

September 29, 2007
Looking For Something To Do This Weekend?

Head over to the Riverside Arena Sunday. 10:00 – 4:00, a great little Flea Market. Get a jump on your Christmas Shopping, you never know what you’ll find!

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Paulin Memorial

September 28, 2007
Paulin Memorial

At my opening reception, I was speaking with Architect Doug Johnson, of Johnson-McWhinnie. He told me that of all the buildings in the show, I missed the one his was most proud of designing. He told me it was a chuch right off of Norfolk, between Dominion and Dougall, and that I couldn’t miss...

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Christ The King

September 27, 2007
Christ The King

Add Christ the King at the corner of Dominion & Grand Marais to the list of vacant Catholic Churches. This place was built in a very traditional style in 1954. It’s really a shame that the RC Church doesn’t realize that its greatest assets are its historic buildings. The mid 1950′s really marked an...

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Turkish Scrap

September 26, 2007
Turkish Scrap

A long time fixture on the Great Lakes, and even longer as a tied up hulk on Windsor’s West Side, the S.S. Aquarama, is nearing the end of her days, and is awaiting the end in a Turkish Scrapyard. The postcard above was postmarked 1957 and the caption on the back read as follows:...

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Bye-Bye Cat House

September 25, 2007
Bye-Bye Cat  House

Not sure if you remember last year there was an article about a house that had been abandoned, and was full of cats? The Humane Society came in and removed a double digit number of cats. The house at 1040 Windermere Rd. has been empty ever since and was eventually condemned. The Building Eater...

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RIP Slumpy – 1893 -2007

September 24, 2007
RIP Slumpy – 1893 -2007

As I posted the last weekend, Ol’ Slumpy over in Detroit, finally met the bulldozer. It’s sad that there is such a general disregard for built heritage in North America. Something like this would never happen in Europe, where culture seems to be of higher importance. I have recently discovered that this house was...

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Tecumseh Transit

September 21, 2007
Tecumseh Transit

Here’s a rare one from the Bernie Drouillard collection. Believe it or not, but Tecumseh had regional transit for the first six months of 1986. The bus was owned/operated by Chatham Coach Lines for the town of Tecumseh as “Tecumseh Transit” for a six month trial. The trial failed as a result of low...

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839 Assumption

September 20, 2007
839 Assumption

The four pictures in today’s post to me sum up everything that’s wrong with this city. When I see moronic renovations like this it makes me think there is no hope. One of my readers sent me an email this spring, saying the house at 839 Assumption was up for sale. I drove by...

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801 & 819 Ouellette

September 19, 2007
801 & 819 Ouellette

Recently news came out that the two properties at 801 and 819 Ouellette were sold, and are being prepared for demolition. I went out and shot them the other day, the buildings are probably best remeberd as Joker’s Bar and Mother’s Pizza. I figured the Joker’s building was from the 1930′s with the Mother’s...

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