Monthly Archives: September 2010

Central United Church

September 29, 2010
Central United Church

Postcard View of Central United c. 1955 Last year in October, we took a look at Central United with this post on the history of the church, and this one of the cornerstone laying. With this past weekend’s Doors Open event, I finally got to visit the inside… The interior features an amazing space....

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Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church

September 27, 2010
Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church

This church at Tecumseh and Meldrum, featured on this past weekend’s Door Open tour was one that I was looking forward to visiting. The building was designed by architect Petar Popovic, and was started in 1950. The building open for worship in 1952, and is based on the Gracanica Monastery in Kosovo. The interior...

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Old City Hall – 1929

September 24, 2010
Old City Hall – 1929

Happy Friday once again, back to the old photos. This one today is features Windsor’s previous City Hall. The photo is dated November 26, 1929. Designed by Detroit architect Albert Jordan, this building was built as the central school house in 1856. Around 1904 it became Windsor’s second City Hall, a role it served...

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Osterhout’s Restaurant & Confectionery

September 22, 2010
Osterhout’s Restaurant & Confectionery

Up today is this postcard view of Osterhout’s Restaurant & Confectionery, from the early 1920′s. This place was located in what was then known as the Exchange Building, before being sold to George Wilkinson for use as a shoe store. This is one of the rare examples of a building that kept its address...

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Edgewater Marine Demolition

September 20, 2010
Edgewater Marine Demolition

Another long time landmark bit the dust last week. Last Tuesday the 14th, time ran out for the former Lakeview Edgewater Marine building at Lauzon & Riverside. The building dates back quite a while and is shown on the 1937 Fire Map as an auto repair garage. I also have it first listed in...

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