Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ouellette & University – July, 1958

January 29, 2010
Ouellette & University – July, 1958

Another old newspaper photo. Today’s shot is Ouellette and University Avenue, from July, 1958. It’s interesting to see how much this block has changed over the years. The two buildings between the bank and the Kresge’s are now home to Chanoso’s and Oishii, and the Kresge Store has been replaced with a soulless, lifeless...

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The Granville

January 27, 2010
The Granville

Above is an ad from May, 1929, I came across last year advertising the Detroit Free Press Sponsored Model Home “The Granville”. The house was located on Granville Street, in Southlawn Gardens and was designed by the architectural team of Trace & Diehl. Granville Street has since been renamed Granada Street, but the house...

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331 Ouellette Avenue

January 25, 2010
331 Ouellette Avenue

One of the more interesting facades along Ouellette Ave, belongs to the building now occupied by the Mandarin House at 331 Ouellette. The building was home to Red Robin Ladies Apparel in the 1950’s and I think prior to that it was home to the Good Housekeeping store. Anyone out there with any memories...

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Michigan Central Station – 1976

January 22, 2010
Michigan Central Station – 1976

Up today is a photo of the old Michigan Central Station that was located just east the present intersection of Pelletier & McKay. The photo dates to July, 1976. View Larger Map In November, 1996, the station was the victim of an arsonist, and it burned to the ground. Even today, as you can...

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Jackson Park – 1953

January 20, 2010
Jackson Park – 1953

An interesting photo taken from the 1954 Windsor Centennial Program showing a aerial view of Jackson Park. Seeing as the program was published in 1954, I am assuming that the photo was a stock one taken at least the year before in 1953. Looks like there was some kind of fair going on in...

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Monopoly Voting

January 19, 2010
Monopoly Voting

I’ve had emails from a few people about this, so I will pass on the word, some readers may be interested in helping out…. Below is a cut and past of just one of the many e-mails/Facebook invites I have received about this. If you’ve got time, please feel free to register and vote....

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The Road To Tecumseh-Town

January 18, 2010
The Road To Tecumseh-Town

An interesting photo above, taken in 1893. It appeared in a book called Picturesque Detroit and Environs. The location of the photo is unknown, but I can only assume that it is near the intersection of Walker & Tecumseh Roads. The Walker’s had farms in the area around the same time period, as you...

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Fridays Live! Car culture celebrated in Windsor

January 15, 2010
Fridays Live! Car culture celebrated in Windsor

I thought I would pass along the following, for the new show opening at the Art Gallery of Windsor tonight. The streetcar show has recently closed, and this is the next show. One of my works was selected to be part of the “Here in my car” exhibition… If you have even a passing...

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Riverside & Ouellette – 1978

January 15, 2010
Riverside & Ouellette – 1978

Today’s post is another vintage Newspaper photo. This one was shot by a photographer named “Tines”. A quick check on the Google, shows that a Charles V. Tines, is a staff photographer for the Detroit News, I wonder if it’s the same guy? The photo was taken July 4, 1978 from the foot of...

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