Monthly Archives: April 2013

Detroit Times Building – 1929

April 29, 2013
Detroit Times Building – 1929

This past weekend I was at the Michigan Modernism Exposition, and the Detroit Area Art Deco Society was there and has a table set up. They were giving away some information, and also were giving away copies of this photo. It shows the Albert Kahn designed Detroit Times building. Now a parking lot, it’s...

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1118 Drouillard Road – History Uncovered [Edited Title - wrong address]

April 26, 2013
1118 Drouillard Road – History Uncovered [Edited Title - wrong address]

A few photo’s of the Breaktime Lounge on Drouillard. These photos were sent my way yesterday from my Dad who caught this while cruising past. Some of the metal cladding either came off or was removed. Not sure which, but underneath the old brick and tile became exposed. I bet there are many beauties...

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1405 Erie Street East

April 24, 2013
1405 Erie Street East

The picture above was taken in 2006, sometime later, someone thought that this building didn’t look good enough, so what’s one to do?… So this kind grey skim coat went up on the place, I was expecting it to get the stucco treatment, but it never really did… After the skim coat, work wrapped...

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Less Delay The Walkerville Way – 1926

April 22, 2013
Less Delay The Walkerville Way – 1926

The old Walkerville Ferry, even though the Bridge and Tunnel quickly killed off the Windsor – Detroit ferry, the Walkerville – Detroit ferry continued to run in to the early 1940′s. Maybe one day we’ll see a ferry again…

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33-45 Pitt Street East – Windsor Recreation Building – 1926

April 19, 2013
33-45 Pitt Street East – Windsor Recreation Building – 1926

Bowling and Billiards, this massive building once occupied the south side of Pitt Street, just east of Ouellette Avenue. This picture ran in an ad that appeared in the Windsor Star in December, 1926. It was a handsome building. For some reason I believe that this one was the victim of a fire. Another...

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Marlborough Park – 1929

April 17, 2013
Marlborough Park – 1929

An interesting look back at the proposed development of Marlborough Park. Planned to fill the space south of old Sandwich Town, and to act as a residential bridge to the anticipated boom coming in Ojibway. It’s neat to note that what is Felix today, was planned as an extension of Wyandotte Street. The bottom...

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1044 Howard Avenue – D. Clarke Monuments

April 15, 2013
1044 Howard Avenue – D. Clarke Monuments

For years I’ve been meaning to take pictures of this little shop at 1044 Howard, just south of Erie. The business was owned by former city councillor Don Clarke (thanks to Chris Edwards for reminding me of that). This little shop was around forever, really close to Windsor Grove as well, built back in...

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Windsor Hydro Company c. 1928

April 12, 2013
Windsor Hydro Company c. 1928

A couple of weeks back we took a look at the long gone Windsor Gas Company building on Chatham Street West. In the comments we got discussing how the former Chatham Street Grill/C.H. Streets building was noted as being the Hydro offices. Above is a photo of that building from about 1928. Hopefully someone...

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Jackson Park Overpass – 1962

April 10, 2013
Jackson Park Overpass – 1962

From the same annual report from 1962 came the following description of the photo above: Windsor’s new highway entrance, the Jackson Park Overpass. This modern, four-lane road is an extension of Ouellette Ave. running south over the C.P.R. tracks and relieving the extremely heavy traffic burden formerly carried by Dougall Ave.

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