Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 – The Year In Review

December 30, 2011
2011 – The Year In Review

Well we’ve made it through another year… Seems like a large number of demolitions this year… Parkway demolition continued in full force, so there are probably some demolitions I missed, if so as always, add ‘em in the comments. Here’s what I came up with, in no particular order at all…. This old manor...

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6425 Riverside Drive East

December 28, 2011
6425 Riverside Drive East

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas, today we head out to Riverside to pay a visit to the Senator McMillan house at 6425 Riverside Drive East. From the 1908 edition of “The Detroiters“: McGRAW, William T.; born, Lavonia Township, Wayne Co.; Mich., May 12, 1860; son of Richard and Jane (Chapman) McGraw; educated in...

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Cleary Auditorium – 1962

December 23, 2011
Cleary Auditorium – 1962

Today’s photo is dated May 19, 1962. Designed by Johnson – McWhinnie, The Cleary Auditorium that was built, was a much scaled down version of what was planned. Great mid century design, unfortunately muddled behind an early 1990’s renovation. —————————————————————————————— Happy Holidays to all my readers. Hope you all have a great weekend. With...

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Hiram Walker Bottling Building

December 21, 2011
Hiram Walker Bottling Building

Here’s a old post card, and today’s post is better late than never! I’m sure it was on Riverside Drive, but I’ve never been able to locate much information about this place. It was a good looking building, like so many lost in Windsor over the years…

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Memorial Park Gates

December 19, 2011
Memorial Park Gates

I tried looking for a picture of the gates on Ypres and Hall that mark the entrance to Memorial Park. The only one I could locate, was the photo above from 2001. Since that time the gates have been restored and some plaques added to it. It now looks like this: View Larger Map...

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Sandwich Town Hall – 1928

December 16, 2011
Sandwich Town Hall – 1928

Happy Friday, and one week to go before Christmas! Wowsers time flies! Today’s old photo shows the Sandwich Town Hall in 1928. This picture shows the building today. Despite losing the top, it still looks pretty good. Have a great weekend. See you back here Monday.

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Action Hobbies – Historical Train Slide Show – Tomorrow

December 14, 2011
Action Hobbies – Historical Train Slide Show – Tomorrow

A great event for any of the railfans out there. There’s bound to be some amazing images as usual. Worth checking out.

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Ye Olde Grand Tavern – 1014 Howard Avenue

December 12, 2011
Ye Olde Grand Tavern – 1014 Howard Avenue

A few weeks back a news story ran about the closing of the Grand Tavern on Howard Avenue, just south of Erie. The building was recently sold, and demolition is planned to provide off street parking for Erie Street patrons. While there’s not too much to add from the historical/architectural side that I could...

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Ford Powerhouse – 1935

December 9, 2011
Ford Powerhouse – 1935

Happy Friday once again. Today photo is dated August 7, 1935, and the caption on the back reads: “The power house, inside which a $2,000,000 modernization program is now getting under way. The foundry appears in the right background Designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1922, the building is a great example of...

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