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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