Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ye Olde Grand Tavern – Demolition Underway

April 30, 2012
Ye Olde Grand Tavern – Demolition Underway

Back in December, there was this post about the Grand Tavern, and its impending demolition. Demolition started late last week, and a parking lot to service Erie Street will soon take its place.

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Train Slide Show # 5 – Saturday

April 27, 2012
Train Slide Show # 5 – Saturday

Hey everyone, a little news for you today… Action Hobbies is hosting Slide Show #5, this time it’s on Saturday. It’s always a good time, and there’s guaranteed to be some interesting shots in this one. Try and get out there if you can! Hello friends Saturday, April 28th, 2012 @ 6pm – Action...

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A Little Roseland Farm

April 25, 2012
A Little Roseland Farm

From the Border Cities Star – December 31, 1925: Interesting to note the location of the public school at what is now Dougall and Cabana. Was there an earlier school in 1925? The current Roseland School was built in 1928 and is further east. (East of Howard). View Larger Map

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Victoria Manor Apartments – Randolph & University

April 23, 2012
Victoria Manor Apartments – Randolph & University

This large apartment building at the corner of University and Randolph has long been one of my favourite buildings in the city. Built in 1924 the building is typical of the era. It was built by two Detroit businessmen, Walter A. Dousseau and Thomas W. Murray. They operated several similar building throughout Detroit. The...

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Tribute To The Barn

April 20, 2012
Tribute To The Barn

Happy Friday everyone! Above is rendering of the interior of the Border Cities Arena, it was one of a few pictures from prior to the opening of the arena I dug up. I got an email from someone at Sportsnet who was working on a video tribute to the Barn, and asked if I...

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