Monthly Archives: November 2010

Demolition Time

November 29, 2010
Demolition Time

Another weekend in the books, and with today’s post, another month as well. This post wraps up November, as Wednesday’s post ushers in November. Time to get caught up on some Demolitions around town. The photo above is from Saturday morning, and the demolition along Howard Avenue, and part of the Titan Tool complex....

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Essex County Jail

November 26, 2010
Essex County Jail

Happy Friday once again, and this is the final Friday for November. Up today is a photo of the Essex County Jail, dated December 6, 1933, although I suspect the photo is older than this, and dates back to the jail’s 1925 opening. This photo was taken along Peter Street and looks north. View...

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545 Church

November 24, 2010
545 Church

A few more from the archives… These photos were shot, July 2002. This big old place is sadly, no long with us. Located at the n.w. corner of Church and Vera, the home was last used as a rooming house. Despite some bad renovations, and exterior staircases, it was still a grand old home....

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Mercer and Wyandotte

November 22, 2010
Mercer and Wyandotte

This past weekend, I was going through some old photos and discussing this area of town with a friend. I had to run over to this very market, and I was saying how just a few years ago this building was vacant and unused. Now it’s almost always busy, and has returned a building...

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Morton Salt Co. Terminal Site – 1965

November 19, 2010
Morton Salt Co. Terminal Site – 1965

Friday once again… From the caption on the back of the photo: “Ojibway, Ont. Slip around which the Morton Salt Co. terminal is to be built. Freighters shown in storage some years back; no longer there.” The site in-between the boat and the trees was where the Ojibway steel furnaces once stood. There were...

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Distillery Offices – Photo to Postcard

November 17, 2010
Distillery Offices – Photo to Postcard

For those readers who, like me, are fans of the great photo website Shorpy, you may be interested in viewing the collection of the Detroit Publishing Company, which resides at the Library of Congress. The DPC collection is amazing, and mostly royalty free… You’ll see greedy sellers on eBay reselling prints of images that...

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Walkerville Town Hall

November 15, 2010
Walkerville Town Hall

Designed by Albert Kahn in 1904, the Town Hall and Post Office was originally located on Riverside Drive, opposite the Distillery. To the right is the end of the Flat Iron Building. The Town Hall and Flat Iron building were both scheduled for demolition in 1994. A dedicated group of volunteers raised the funds...

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Metropolitan General Hosptial – 1968

November 12, 2010
Metropolitan General Hosptial – 1968

Once again Friday is here! Today we have a new photo, but still a look back to Windsor’s Past. Today’s photo is date stamped August 13, 1968. It shows a nice, pre-renovation look at the original fa├žade of Met Hospital. Built in 1926, the original hospital section was designed by Pennignton & Boyde, and...

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Remember

November 10, 2010
Remember

Tomorrow is November 11th. Take a moment tomorrow to remember those that came before you, and who fought and died in battles for you, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, relatives, and those still in active duty today. While many were lucky enough to have relatives come back alive, Despite being in dangerous conditions… Never forget those...

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