Monthly Archives: January 2014

401 Bruce Avenue

January 31, 2014
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Photo from Google Streetview Driving through downtown Windsor the other week, I noted that this place, that sat at the south west corner of Bruce and Park was just a vacant lot. Photo from Google Streetview While the front suffered from a bad siding job, a view along the Park Street side revealed a...

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Missing Wednesday

January 29, 2014

Hey everyone, sorry about today. I had done all of the posts this month ahead of time… but apparently I forgot about today. Posting will resume Friday.

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Elmwood Casino – 1984

January 27, 2014
Elmwood Casino – 1984

The photo above ran in the Detroit News in January 1984. It accompanied a story on the conversion of the old Elmwood Casino into Brentwood. This photograph shows the original entrance to the 1940′s dining room and lounge. The original entrance featured tile mosaic trees. All of this entrance way has been covered over,...

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St Mary’s Demolition Prep Work – 1977

January 24, 2014
St Mary’s Demolition Prep Work – 1977

This photograph, taken in April, 1977 shows the rear of St Mary’s academy in South Windsor as the bottom floor was opened up to allow the demolition company to set the charges used to implode the building. Such a grand building, I know I’ve said it before, time and again, but it’s such a...

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Detroit – Windsor Tunnel Construction – 1929

January 22, 2014
Detroit – Windsor Tunnel Construction – 1929

Today’s picture shows the construction of the tunnel on the Windsor side, this is looking north towards Detroit, Park Street crosses right there. Note the big old house on the left hand side behind the armouries. That house is today a parking lot. Windsor at one time had an amazing amount of architecture.

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