Monthly Archives: October 2013

Methodist Church – Walkerville

October 30, 2013
Methodist Church – Walkerville

Today’s postcard dates to about 1910 and shows the Walkerville Methodist Church. This church building was the forerunner to the Lincoln Road united church building that is there today. It was built on Lincoln Road because Hiram Walker didn’t feel the need for a second church in Walkerville, as his current church was usually...

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IM Calendar for sale!

October 28, 2013
IM Calendar for sale!

  NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE The 2014 IM Calender is available for purchase today, in the new revamped IM Shop. Clicking either image above or below will take you to the new shop, which will open in a new Window, or use the link above ^^^   Don’t forget I’ll be selling copies tomorrow...

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2014 International Metropolis Calendars Are In!

October 25, 2013
2014 International Metropolis Calendars Are In!

The 2014 Edition of the Calendar is in! This year I’ve got a new supplier, so that means they’re a little different… They’re no longer coil bound… The interior calendar grid is a little different… And this year they are a 13 month Calendar instead of the usual 12 months. So this will keep...

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The Ambassador Traffic Bridge

October 23, 2013
The Ambassador Traffic Bridge

A neat old rendering of the bridge from 1927. The caption reads: The Longest Single Span in the World, linking the Border Cities with Detroit, now under construction, to be formally opened in September, 1929.

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Bartlet Building Annex – 1927

October 21, 2013
Bartlet Building Annex – 1927

An old image of the Bartlet Building Annex, from a chamber of commerce publication in 1927. The original Bartlet building is immediately east, while the taller annex building was built in 1924, and designed by David J. Cameron & William M. Ralston. Interesting to note that the Chamber of Commerce was once made up...

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University & Victoria – 1972

October 18, 2013
University & Victoria – 1972

A shot of the ground floor banking space in the Metropolitan Building from an ad that was published in 1972. A neat shot of the corner when it was occupied. The last tenant that I can remember was the HSCB bank, that has since moved to the old Krispy Kreme doughnut shop on Howard...

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Carnegie Library – c. 1970

October 16, 2013
Carnegie Library – c. 1970

A shot of the interior of the Carnegie Library at Park and Victoria. The building was built in 1903, and was demolished following the opening of the new Central Library Branch on Ouellette Avenue in 1973.

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I.O.D.E. Hospital – Prince Road – 1972

October 11, 2013
I.O.D.E. Hospital – Prince Road – 1972

Above is a shot, of what was being used in 1972 as the regional children’s centre on the grounds of the I.O.D.E. Hospital, which was later Western Hospital, and is today known as the Tayfour Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital. The Building above originally opened as part of the Essex County Sanitorium which relocated...

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Scale Model of the Metropolitan Hospital Expansion – 1972

October 9, 2013
Scale Model of the Metropolitan Hospital Expansion – 1972

A view today of the architect’s scale model of the expansion of Met Hospital. The expansion that made the hospital look like it did above was done in 1974, and brought the hospital from 360 beds to 507 beds. Another expansion in the more recent past in 2005 gave us the hospital we have...

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