Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ada C. Richards – Follow up

September 19, 2011
Ada C. Richards – Follow up

Back on the 7th, we took a final look at Ada C. Richards School. Last weekend, I swung by to take a look at the aftermath. The structure is completely gone. Just a pile of rubble remains. The sidewalk to the door remains, but lead only to bricks. Houses on side streets are now...

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Our Lady Of The Lake – Walkerville

September 16, 2011
Our Lady Of The Lake – Walkerville

A postcard showing the interior of Our Lady of the Lake Church, c. 1910. The photo above is undated, but the church was built in 1907, and it was a Pesha postcard, and Mr. Pesha, passed away in a automobile accident in 1912. So the photo was taken sometime in that five year window....

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Wyandotte and Louis

September 14, 2011
Wyandotte and Louis

This big old commercial building had the dreaded orange fences go up the other day. However given the scaffolding out front, I don’t think we’re going to see a demolition here. I sadly suspect a Windsor special “treatment” is planned. Old original windows, and nice stone work in the facade. Go see it while...

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Casino Area Demolition

September 12, 2011
Casino Area Demolition

Over the weekend, some more demolitions took place. This house above… …along with this one next door were both torched in a fire in April 2009. Two and a half years later, they came down over this past weekend. Sadly this large Victorian Commercial building also bit the dust. Also victim of a suspicious...

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50 – Year Landmark Down in Seconds

September 9, 2011
50 – Year Landmark Down in Seconds

From the Detroit Free Press – Saturday, April 30, 1977 p. 18-C BY DEE SIEGELBAUM FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER In a spectacular example of now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t, St. Mary’s Academy, a Windsor landmark for 50 years, was reduced to a smoking pile of rubble Friday. The red brick and concrete structure fell to the ground...

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