DetroitPhoto Du Jour

Detroit Trucking Company

This intersting old building sits on Fort Street, at the south west corner with St. Anne. Orignally built as the Detroit Trucking company, I think that enterprise was short lived. As evidenced by the painted signs, this building was home to different companies before the fire struck. The Sandborn Maps aren’t much help. The land in 1921 was home to a rooming house. St. Anne’s was…
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NewsPhoto Du JourWindsor

USA vs. Canada - Under 19's Rugby

Big game last night in Windsor as the under 19’s, the future of both National Programs, kicked off one of two Canadian Friendlies last night in Windsor. We’re almost ready for kick off. Team USA Team Canada Out come the flags and the national anthems are…

Free Plug

Hey – dETROITfUNK, good friend of Internationalmetropolis has just opened up the dFUNK shop. A wicked talented photographer, there are some awesome shots avaialable for purchase, and some cool ass t-shirts too… I know that the two websites share many readers with…
Photo Du JourWindsor

Old School Adaptive Reuse

Here’s an old example of adaptive reuse. This building was originally the Walkerville phone excahnge in the 1920’s. Somewhere along the way the building got expanded and converted to residential use. The transformation occured back in the 20’s or…
Photo Du JourWindsor

36th Annual Art In The Park

This weekend at Willistead Park in the Walkerville district of Windsor was the 36th annual edition of Art in the Park. The park is a 15.5 acre plot of land that was once home to Edward C. Walker of Hiram Walker’s distillery. The first edtion of Art in the Park was held in 1970, when the Art Gallery of Windsor was still located in the Manor House. Since 1978, the event has been run by the…
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Apartment BuildingsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Ambassador Apartments

Built in 1928 on Ouellette Ave. in Windsor, this well kept building was built by local deveolper Clinton Laidlaw. Something tells me, the name of the building was used to tie into the Bridge fever that must have been sweeping the region as the Ambassador Bridge was nearing…