Monthly Archives: June 2009

Ebbinghaus Electric Ltd.

June 29, 2009
Ebbinghaus Electric Ltd.

While at the archives a while back looking through old Johnson-McWhinnie blueprints, this set for Ebbinghaus Electric caught my eye… The main thing that attracted me was this crazy sign from the front. Love the lightning bolts! 1960 had much cooler signs than the last few decades ever gave us… I wondered if the...

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TD Bank Rises

June 26, 2009
TD Bank Rises

So the TD Bank is on the way up. After a lot of underground work the building rose above ground pretty quickly. Too bad it’s going to look like it does. Another pedestrian unfriendly glass wall, and another dead block in the core. Reader Syl, sent in these photos of the site. Syl also...

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Thursdays Live!

June 24, 2009

Don’t forget that Thursdays Live continues tomorrow night. As well as taking place in Walkerville, don’t forget that it is also taking place in the Pillette Village BIA as well. I was asked to pass along a message from Magpie Antiques, (disclaimer – I did their website) that they are holding a “Fabulous Vintage...

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College Avenue Bridge

June 24, 2009
College Avenue Bridge

After only 80 years of service (most of it with obviously little maintenance) the College Avenue Bridge’s days are numbered. Built in 1927 (and crumbling for years) so that the streetcar could run west along College (then called Field Ave.) over the Michigan Central Rail Cut. It was closed by the city and is...

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First Lutheran Church

June 22, 2009
First Lutheran Church

Located on Victoria Avenue at Gilles, the rendering above appeared in the Border Cities Star in June of 1928, and ground was broken on the building in July of the same year. The building was designed by Windsor Architects Cameron & Ralston, and contained a 400 seat church, a Sunday School and a parsonage....

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