Monthly Archives: April 2009

More Ward Boundary

April 20, 2009

Seeing as I’m too lazy to type up my own post, I’ll just copy Chris’ post from Scaledown this morning, about today’s Scaledown Radio Show… Listen in at CJAM 91.5 FM from Noon to 1:00 or if you’re outside of the listening area, listen to the live stream online at cjam.ca ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today, we...

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Suburbs Hate Heritage Too!

April 20, 2009
Suburbs Hate Heritage Too!

Glad to see it’s not only Windsor who rips down heritage buildings. The Town of Tecumseh, the sleepy bedroom community to the east, proved that they could make short sighted decisions too. The historic Lakewood Golf Course Club House bit the dust late last week… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lakewood clubhouse to be demolished BY GARY RENNIE,...

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759 Mill Street

April 17, 2009
759 Mill Street

So I took a drive through the Indian Road ghetto the other day. What a mess the city has created over there… But that’s another set of posts…. Indian Road is now almost all boarded up along the east side of the road, from University to Mill…. When I got to Mill and turned...

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Ward Boundary Review

April 16, 2009
Ward Boundary Review

Tonight the City of Windsor is holding two Ward Boundary Review public consultations. I cannot stress how important these meetings are to attend. The City is looking at how the Wards are split and how many councilors represent you at the municipal level. The last change to the system was in 1978, and if...

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More Parking Lots

April 16, 2009
More Parking Lots

This past weekend a fire broke out near Caesar’s on Glengarry Avenue. Windsor Visuals was on the scene, and he got some amazing shots of the fire in progress… So click here to check out Owen’s shots. From the Star: Arson cause of blaze in abandoned home BY STAR STAFF, THE WINDSOR STAR APRIL...

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190 Park Place – Then and Now

April 15, 2009
190 Park Place – Then and Now

Back in March, I had a post on Park Place near the University. The house at 190 Park Place, was, as you may remember, featured in the Border Cities Star in 1924. It was the home of Joseph Loikrec, who owned a dry goods store at Wyandotte and Mercer (located today under Fred Thomas...

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Ferguson Glass

April 14, 2009
Ferguson Glass

A slew of buildings along Howard Avenue are looking forward to a future as a temporary roadway around the Howard Avenue grade separation. Among them, is the Ferguson Glass Building. It’s an older cinder block warehouse with an interesting 1970’s office slapped on the front. It’s an interesting, and architecturally different building, with all...

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Solidarity Towers

April 10, 2009
Solidarity Towers

Alexander Fraser Laidlaw / Library and Archives Canada / e008222174 From the

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L.A. Young Industries

April 9, 2009
L.A. Young Industries

Yesterday WRG commented on the Chrysler photo with the following: I looked quickly at Chrysler Canada’s history (again at the allpar) site, and in ’64 Chrysler acquired L. A. Young Spring & Wire Limited and the Walker Metal Products foundry both in Windsor… That being said, I have never heard of, or even heard...

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