Monthly Archives: April 2009

Real Estate For Sale – 1925 Style

April 6, 2009
Real Estate For Sale – 1925 Style

Does anyone out there Recognize this house in/near Amherstburg? I need some County help today… From “The Detroiter” (the publication of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce), May 18, 1925: BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT HOME FOR SALE This property which is suitable for a summer or year round home or for a clubhouse, is situated on the...

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Streetcar Friday

April 3, 2009
Streetcar Friday

To the County today, and a little Inter-Urban history. As usual, if it has to do with streetcar, and history, we need to thank John and Bernie for digging them up. The first shot shows an inter-urban car passing the corner of Division & Main St. in downtown (or because its the county –...

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Mmmm… Stucco…

April 2, 2009
Mmmm… Stucco…

Seeing as it’s been a while since I singled out and ridiculed a bad renovation job… This one is bad. I used this one as one of my bad renovation examples during the Petcha Kucha talk a few months ago… Located at Wyandotte and Parent, there are four buildings all in a row, all...

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Dominion Twist Drill

April 1, 2009
Dominion Twist Drill

I recently received an email from a former Windsorite who was looking for some information about the Dominion Twist Drill. Her Father was an employee there in the late 1930′s to early 1940′s. When he went overseas for WWII, he was given a good luck bracelet. The back is engraved “Good Luck – From...

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