Monthly Archives: February 2009

Weekend Roundup

February 27, 2009
Weekend Roundup

Congratulations to Phog Lounge in downtown Windsor. The winner of CBC Radio 3′s online poll as the Best Live Music Venue in Canada. First we crushed the competition with our local blogs, now our best live music venue has slayed the competition as well. Congratulations Tom and Frank. The wraps are off the pig!...

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Riverside & Ouellette

February 26, 2009
Riverside & Ouellette

A view from 1920 of the busy corner of Sandwich and Ouellette. The building on the south east corner of Riverside and Ouellette was a branch of the Bank of Commerce. It was designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, who also designed the Bank of Commerce in Walkerville which is still standing. Another view...

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Twitter…

February 25, 2009

If anyone out there is a twitter user, you can follow IM here: http://twitter.com/intmet

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Crawford House

February 25, 2009
Crawford House

The Crawford House Hotel, was located on the north east corner of Sandwich Street (now Riverside Drive) and Ferry. It was founded in the 1860′s or 1870′s by Alexander Crawford, the namesake of Crawford Avenue. This photo taken in 1920, must have been towards the end of the hotel’s life. As the 1920′s rolled...

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Chatham & Ferry

February 24, 2009
Chatham & Ferry

In October 1924, The Baum & Brody Furniture company moved from their store on what is today Riverside Dr. E., just west of Goyeau to the corner of Chatham & Ferry. Today this building that has had a long history as a downtown watering hole, remains nearly identical. The building began life as the...

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2161 Riverside Drive West

February 23, 2009
2161 Riverside Drive West

This house on Riverside Drive West, between Rankin and Randolph has always caught my eye as standing out from the rest, despite the bad renovation job over the years. This photo above appeared in the paper in July, 1924. The caption reads: Residence of Mr. E. R. C. Struthers, Sandwich St. As you can...

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As Promised…

February 20, 2009

Here is my presentation from last night. Thanks to Tom at Phog Lounge for recording this…

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News & Notes for the weekend

February 20, 2009
News & Notes for the weekend

As we get ready to roll into the weekend, there are a few things I wanted to pass along. So no photo today, just boring news and stuff…. CJAM NEEDS YOUR HELP CJAM is currently applying for an amendment to our broadcasting undertaking to assume a new signal at 99.1 FM. While CJAM has...

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Pecha Kucha Windsor

February 19, 2009
Pecha Kucha Windsor

Tonight at Artcite, 109 University Ave. West, there is going to be Windsor’s first Pecha Kucha (a.k.a. Talk20) event. talk20 is the North American name for a public lecture format conceived in 2003 by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham and known elsewhere in the world as Pecha Kucha, the Japanese phrase for the...

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