Monthly Archives: October 2007

Unbuilt Windsor – # 3

October 31, 2007
Unbuilt Windsor – # 3

From December 1926: NEW HOTEL ALSO ON 1927 PROGRAM Part of the hotel devolopment being planned for the Border Cities. This is the architects’ drawing of the new hotel which a syndicate headed by Ace K. Davis, proposes to erect at the corner of London St. (University Ave.) and Victoria Ave. The plan is...

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Unbuilt Windsor – # 2

October 30, 2007
Unbuilt Windsor – # 2

From February 1929: PROPOSED SKYSCRAPER FOR DOWNTOWN WINDSOR Planned for the Northeast corner of Wyandotte and Ouellette, it’s a shame this one didn’t get built. Plans were put forth by Fred W. Martin, promoter of the Windsor-Detroit vehicular tunnel. Two or Three stories of this proposed building were offered by Mr. Martin to member...

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Unbuilt Windsor – # 1

October 29, 2007
Unbuilt Windsor – # 1

A new category has been added, “Unbuilt”. Some of the grand plans for this city that never got off the ground. The more things change, the more they stay the same I suppose… From February 1914: EIGHT STORY HOTEL COSTING $350,000 TO BE ERECTED ON OUELLETTE AVENUE Proposed plans show an eight story hotel...

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More Lost History…

October 26, 2007
More Lost History…

Out where the failed town of Ojibway stands, once of the few remaining peices of the Steel Plant that was supposed to make Ojibway into the Gary, IN or Pittsburgh, PA of Canada is coming down. Another chapter in Windsor’s rich history meets the wrecking ball… Big thanks to reader Nikki for the heads...

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Better Late Than Never…

October 25, 2007
Better Late Than Never…

For some reason I failed to mention this earlier, but a very belated congratulations is in order to my friend Wade Streeter, who’s photo of the elegant Edward L Ryerson graces the cover of the 2007 edition of “Know Your Ships“. Know your ships is the Boatnerd Bible. It gives you all the info...

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Adie Knox

October 24, 2007
Adie Knox

Normally if you mention Adie Knox to a Windsorite, the first thing that comes to mind is the arena on Wyandotte St West, but who was she? From the Windsor Star – March 15th, 1967: Mrs. W. F. Herman Mrs. Adie Knox Herman, O.B.E., died Tuesday afternoon at her Home, 3945 Riverside Drive East....

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Rare Visitor

October 23, 2007
Rare Visitor

Last week a rare visitor popped by the Windsor Airport. A relic of the cold war, this Russian built Ilyushin Il-76 with a load of cargo on board. According to Airliners.net Development under the design leadership of G V Novozhilov in the late 1960s resulted in the type’s first flight on March 25 1971....

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30th Annual Free Press Marathon

October 22, 2007
30th Annual Free Press Marathon

It’s that time of year again, the 30th Annual Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon. 26.2 Miles long, and passing though 2 countres, the Marathon comes over the bridge and back through the tunnel. If you’ve never gone down to see it, do it next year, it’s an intersting event to see. Rob Tranter (Age –...

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Greyhound – Part III

October 19, 2007
Greyhound – Part III

Back downstairs. The second floor in the front part of the terminal was only for Greyhound drivers. Transit Windsor drivers had a separate section at the back. The now empty waiting room. A strange little arched doorway. Pay attention, Greyhound employees only… The back room, looks like a cargo holding area. Still some open...

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