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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Proposed Empress Theatre – Pitt Street – 1913

April 18, 2012
Proposed Empress Theatre – Pitt Street – 1913

From the Evening Record – October 14, 1913: The above is the architect’s perspective of the new proposed Empress Theatre, which will be erected opposite the Joseph Appelbe Company’s stores on Pitt street. The building when completed will be one of the most modern and up to date in Western Ontario and a credit...

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Front Page News – April 16, 1912

April 16, 2012
Front Page News – April 16, 1912

As the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic this weekend was all over the news, I thought today’s post of the front page of the Evening Record, from exactly 100 years ago, would make an interesting and timely subject.

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Ambassador Bridge – 1940′s

April 13, 2012
Ambassador Bridge – 1940′s

To be fair since we looked at the Tunnel in the last post, from the same series of images, here’s a look at the bridge. Regional cooperation was evident by the “Welcome to Canada” billboard touting Essex County. Funny how much changes in a half century. Have a good weekend everyone! See you back...

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Tunnel Entrance – 1940′s

April 11, 2012
Tunnel Entrance – 1940′s

A neat old photo of the tunnel entrance from the 1940′s. I’m certain someone out there will be able to help narrow down the date based on the car. What a long way the tunnel has come, from the early days, to the giant remodel of the 1990′s, with more changes coming soon… [**As...

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