Monthly Archives: September 2011

St. Mary’s Church – Walkerville – 1904

September 30, 2011
St. Mary’s Church – Walkerville – 1904

Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress Last Friday of September! Today’s old photo comes again from the collection of the Library of Congress, and the Detroit Publishing Company Archives. Today we take a look at St. Mary’s Church, designed by Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson of Boston. This picture must date from...

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Devonshire Racetrack

September 28, 2011
Devonshire Racetrack

The history of the racetrack has been covered many times on this site (here, here, here and here), but here another old postcard view from the early 1920′s that was posted in the original site, many years ago. Hard to imagine now, but at one time we were home to three horse tracks. Simply...

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Pares Village Secondary School – Pares, Antigua

September 26, 2011
Pares Village Secondary School – Pares, Antigua

A while back architect Doug Johnson told me about a project he designed in 1965, and how there is a building he designed, but has never seen. As part of a foreign aid program, a secondary school was designed here in Windsor, by local architects, and was built in Pares Village, Antigua, in the...

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Kildare and Tuscarora – Walkerville – c. 1910

September 23, 2011
Kildare and Tuscarora – Walkerville – c. 1910

Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress Happy Friday once again everyone, today’s old photo Friday comes from the collection of the Library of Congress, and the Detroit Publishing Company Archives. View Larger Map Here’s the same view a century apart. The Queen Anne on the corner is still standing, although a...

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Oventhal Building – 1022 Wyandotte Street East

September 21, 2011
Oventhal Building – 1022 Wyandotte Street East

This building on Wyandotte Street West has long been one of my favourites. The large glass block windows on the second floor harken back to the 1930′s. I have no real information on the building or architect. The address comes up as being originally home to the Reycroft department store. I came across a...

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