Monthly Archives: February 2012

Broken Comments…

February 29, 2012

Apparently the comments were broken earlier today. It’s all fixed now, and there should be no further problems.

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1587 McDougall Demolition

February 29, 2012
1587 McDougall Demolition

Happy leap year! Let’s celebrate February 29th by knocking something down… Back in May 2008, there was a massive fire at the front part of this building. Driving past I noticed that the next section of the building is coming down too. There appears to be quite a bit of century old steel in...

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Peabody Building – Riverside & Chilver – 1983/1984

February 27, 2012
Peabody Building – Riverside & Chilver – 1983/1984

Today’s photos come via Tim Swaddling, long time reader, and host of the Train Slide Shows. These photos were shot by Matthew Kulbacki, and he’s been kind enough to share them with us. Photo © Matthew Kulbacki A shot looking east on Riverside Drive from the corner of Chilver. The Peabody Bridge in on...

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Dillon Hall

February 24, 2012
Dillon Hall

Dillon Hall on the University of Windsor campus, built in 1927 and designed by Albert Lothian, was recently awarded a 2012 Built Heritage award. The U of W has invested time and money to fix up Dillon Hall. Removing all the ivy, and restoring two of the roof cupolas that were long removed. A...

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Kildare Road – c. 1910

February 22, 2012
Kildare Road – c. 1910

Another old photo from the Library Of Congress collection. Today’s photo is looking south on Kildare towards today’s Willistead Park. Rarely enough, everything here is still standing. The photo is mislabelled as “Mr. Kilgore’s residence, Delvonshire Road, Walkerville, Ont.” The photo does show the Ridout B. Parson home at 873 Kildare, designed by Albert...

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Train Slide Show # 4 – Thursday

February 20, 2012
Train Slide Show # 4 – Thursday

Thurs February 23rd, 2012 @ 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #4 Free admission! Featured in this edition of the slide show will be the photos of Gord Harwood, shots of railroading around the Lake Erie area from the early 1990′s to the present day. Also featured will be a video...

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FREE EVENT -> Mansion in Peril: the Duff-Baby House and the War of 1812

February 17, 2012

Mansion in Peril: the Duff-Baby House and the War of 1812 Date: Sunday, February 19th Time: Tours: 2-4 p.m. Presentation in the Interpretation Centre: 2:30 p.m. Admission: Free Address: 221 Mill St., Sandwich For more information, contact 519-944-4625 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If you’re looking for a fun, free, event to do this weekend, head on down...

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Sinking of the Montrose – July 1962

February 17, 2012
Sinking of the Montrose – July 1962

Here are some scans of slides sent in by a reader Jeff Lesperance, they were taken by his father Baron Lesperance. A good article on the Montrose here. And an amazing picture here. Thanks again to Jeff for sending them along. See you back here Monday. Have a good weekend everyone!

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Devonshire Road – c. 1912

February 15, 2012
Devonshire Road – c. 1912

Again from the Library of Congress/Detroit Publishing Co. collection, today is a view of Devonshire Road looking north from about 1912. The Bank of Commerce on the left hand side was designed by Albert Kahn, and built in 1906. As always it’s the details. A nice view of the Walkerville street light, and two...

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