Monthly Archives: July 2008

St. Dennis Hall

July 31, 2008
St. Dennis Hall

This postcard was postmarked 1978 (not that means anything). The caption reads: Entrance ST. DENNIS HALL Gymnasium UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR Seeing as this is St. Dennis Hall, a gymnasium, and the current St. Dennis Centre located on College Ave. contains a Gym. I’m guessing this was the forerunner? It’s hard to place it, but...

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Canal Dreams?

July 30, 2008
Canal Dreams?

I’m sure by now everyone has seen King Eddie’s latest legacy scheme. I’m not quite sure what to make of this plan, but I don’t like the idea of removing the last remnants of the residential area west of downtown for a hair-brained scheme like this. It seems like this mayor is always after...

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Majestic Tavern

July 29, 2008
Majestic Tavern

Another old postcard from the John Stefani Collection, this one shows the Majestic Tavern a.k.a. the “Old Spain Dining Lounge”. Located on Ottawa Street, the building today is better recognized as Tops of Windsor. I guess back then with the nearby Blue Danube Hungarian Restaurant, the Majestic must have consisted of quite an ethnic...

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Foundry Update

July 28, 2008
Foundry Update

A few submissions from our eastside correspondents today, as we check in on the demolition at the Ford Foundry. The first two comes from Darren, who has been supplying IM.com with an elevated view since the beginning of the demolition. Photo taken July 21st Photo taken July 21st ——————————————————————- A few more from our...

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Artcite’s “Visual Fringe” walking tour

July 25, 2008

Late notice, but I’m pasing this on for Artcite. Some readers may be interested in checking it out… ———————————————– Artcite’s “Visual Fringe” walking tour tomorrow, Sat, July 26, 1:00 pm (meet at Artcite, 109 University Ave. W.) with Tena Campbell, Visual Fringe Outreach Coordinator leading the tour. The tour will be approx. 1.5 –...

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Funnel Clouds

July 25, 2008
Funnel Clouds

Today’s photo was sent in by regular reader Aaron, who captured this shot looking over Forest Glade on Tuesday the 22nd. There have been many reports lately of funnel clouds spotted over Essex County, but here is some proof. Maybe mother nature hates sprawl too…

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Devonshire Mall – 1976

July 24, 2008
Devonshire Mall – 1976

Another recent arrival at the IM.com archives was a bunch of old Windsor promotional material from the mid to late 1970′s. The “vintage” Devonshire Mall ad below graced the back cover of the 1976 “Guide to Windsor and district” brochure. I’ll post more from the brochure over the coming weeks.

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Ambasador Bridge Construction Part 2

July 23, 2008
Ambasador Bridge Construction Part 2

Whoops! Apparently this post showed up empty today… Here’s the missing post…. ———————————————————————— Here’s the rest of the cards Photo in Windsor Same shot as above only with the workers in the shot…

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Ambasador Bridge Construction Part 1

July 22, 2008
Ambasador Bridge Construction Part 1

Here is a recent arrival at International Metropolis Headquarters. I acquired a set of vintage real photo postcards of the Ambassador Bridge construction. All the cards are marked “American Commercial Photo Co. Detroit”. From what I can tell, the photos are from both sides of the river, some in Detroit, some in Windsor. Judging...

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