Monthly Archives: November 2007

College Of The Assumption

November 7, 2007
College Of The Assumption

The Photo above is from the book “Picturesque Detroit & Environs” published in 1893. It shows what is today Assumption University. This appears to be after phase three of the construction. A postcard from the early 1900′s. As you can see the building has received another addition to the north. This appears to be...

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Windsor Taught Me Everything I know

November 6, 2007
Windsor Taught Me Everything I know

If you’re looking for something interesting to do on a Tuesday night, head on over to the Downtown Library, and check out the Tuesday Talks, featuring Windsor native (and frequent Internationalmetropolis.com commentor) Shawn Micallef , and his talk entitled: “Windsor Taught Me Everything I know”. Join writer Shawn Micallef in discussing how growing up...

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Standard Foundry

November 5, 2007
Standard Foundry

On Walker Rd., just south of the no longer existent Cataraqui Place, stood the Kerr Engine Works plant. The plant had two divisions, Kerr Engine Works and Standard Foundry & Supply Co. A view of the 1937 Fire Plan An artists view of the plant c. 1910. As time went on Kerr closed its...

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Unbuilt Windsor – # 5

November 2, 2007
Unbuilt Windsor – # 5

From June 1927: ARCITECTS DRAWING FOR $1,500,000 CLUB BUILDING This 12 story building was designed by Pennington & Boyde, it was supposed to be built at Pitt & Dougall. It was going to be home to the North American Athletic Club. The plan was for floors 5-11 to be filled with rooms, similar to...

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Unbuilt Windsor – # 4

November 1, 2007
Unbuilt Windsor – # 4

From December 1928: PROPOSED ROYAL WINDSOR HOTEL This building was to be the tallest hotel in the British Empire. Designed by O’Dell, Trace & Diehl, it was to be part of the Royal Windsor Complex. The Apartment Building (still standing) and Garage (demolished) were the first two phases. This was to be the third...

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