Monthly Archives: April 2009

Arsonist At Large

April 30, 2009
Arsonist At Large

Right next door to the two houses that went up on April 11th, is this old building was built in 1890, and is likely destined for the dumpster. It was torched on Tuesday night. For coverage of the fire, but sure to visit Windsor Visuals. Old elements, like the cast iron (?) posts that...

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Low-Martin House Update

April 29, 2009
Low-Martin House Update

As you can see from today’s photo, the progress on the roof of the Low-Martin house is progressing nicely. Soon enough the house, along with the guest house and wall along the edge of the property, will look as they did in 1928.

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Windsor Truck and Storage

April 28, 2009
Windsor Truck and Storage

A recent email from a reader was asking me about Windsor Truck & Storage. The drawing above is an architects rendering that appeared in the Border Cities Star, February 21, 1928. The building that we know today is actually two buildings. With the clock tower section having been added to the existing warehouse in...

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Best New Show

April 27, 2009
Best New Show

Friday night CJAM held their annual Jammies award ceremony. As most readers know, I co-host Scaledown Radio along with Chris Holt from scaledown.ca, and Friday night Scaledown Radio was honored with an award for “Best New Show”. Don’t forget to tune in today, and every Monday from Noon to 1:00 pm, on CJAM, 91.5...

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Call For Volunteers

April 24, 2009
Call For Volunteers

I received an email from a regular reader, who asked me to pass along this information on this worthwhile event: Returns for Leukemia Research is a fundraising initiative of The Beer Store and its employee union, UFCW Local 12R24, to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. On the weekend of...

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Canadian Bridge Company – Part 2

April 24, 2009
Canadian Bridge Company – Part 2

Thanks to Chris Edwards, who send along even more info about the CBC to share with everyone… All photos from a company promotional booklet from 1943. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From the Chris Edwards Collection A copy of the company logo. From the Chris Edwards Collection Inside the plant 2 assembly shop. From the Chris Edwards Collection...

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Canadian Bridge Company – Part 1

April 23, 2009
Canadian Bridge Company – Part 1

A while back I got an email from a reader who wanted to know a little something about the Canadian Bridge Company, another part of Windsor Industrial Heritage. From the collection of Chris Edwards The first batch of photos comes from the collection of Chris Edwards. Chris put together an exhibition on the Windsor...

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Mount Francis

April 22, 2009
Mount Francis

HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU… HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU… HAPPY EARTH DAY MOUNT FRANCIS… HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU! What a mess. There is no one involved in this strike who doesn’t reek of garbage. As someone who’s been out of work since the end of 2008, I really find it hard to...

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Mandarin Gardens

April 21, 2009
Mandarin Gardens

1928 newspaper ad for the Mandarin Gardens on Ouellette Ave. The Mandarin was located on Ouellette across the street from the Palace. Another view, this one from higher up, looking north on Ouellette, the top of the Mandarin Gardens sign is visible here. I have no listing for them in the 1923 directory, so...

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