Monthly Archives: March 2008

End Of The Line

March 31, 2008
End Of The Line

This weekend saw the end of the line for the Mother’s/Joker’s complex. The front cuved entrance came down about 10:30 am on Saturday.

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801 Again… And The Windsor Cenotaph

March 28, 2008
801 Again… And The Windsor Cenotaph

So again, back to Ouellette and Elliot… Sorry, for featuring the demolition again, but I find the method of demolition of the structure interesting. Plus it’s a way for readers who don’t regularly get downtown to check in on the “progress” (and I use the term loosely, as there is nothing progressive about demolition)....

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801 Ouellette Demolition Progress Update

March 27, 2008
801 Ouellette Demolition Progress Update

A couple of new photos from yesterday afternoon. Hello to Urbanrat, who walked by I as was shooting photos from my car… The old Mother’s place is long gone…

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801 Ouellette Demolition Continues

March 26, 2008
801 Ouellette Demolition Continues

Demoliton continues full force on the old Joker’s complex. The Mother’s Pizza side is completely smacked down now…

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Ghost Road

March 25, 2008
Ghost Road

Once upon a time, South Cameron Ave. ran all the way Tecumseh Rd. near the Michigan Central Train Station to Howard Avenue and Kenilworth Race Track. South Cameron hugged the rail line the entire way. Interesting to note, that Grand Marais also crossed the tracks back then too. Today carved up by the Expressway...

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801 Ouellette Demolition

March 24, 2008
801 Ouellette Demolition

Back over to Ouellette and Elliott where the building eaters went to work Friday afternoon. They started on the south side of the building on the old Mother’s Pizza side, smashing though the middle. This photo is from about 4:00 pm Friday. I paid a retun visit Saturday afternoon, to check on the status....

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WINDSOR: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

March 21, 2008

Don’t forget to check this out tomorrow if you don’t have any plans: ——————————————————- WINDSOR: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE On Saturday, March 22 come out to the St. Clair Centre for the Arts to participate in a day of progressive thought and dialogue. Scaledown.ca and St. Clair College present Windsor: Planning for the Future....

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Essex Dairies

March 20, 2008
Essex Dairies

A recent postcard find is this double shot of the Essex Dairies Buildings located in Essex. Does anyone recognize any of these buildings? Are they still around, or is Essex as good at perserving built heritage as Windsor is? Have a good long weekend everyone, I’ll see you back here on Monday.

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More Aquarama

March 19, 2008
More Aquarama

Once again a huge thank you to Bernie & John for digging into Bernie’s collection and coming up with a pair of beauties. Both these photos were shot by Bernie Drouillard in the spring of 1991 as the Aquarama sat rusting away in the west end. March 23, 1991 April 1, 1991 The most...

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