Ebbinghaus Electric Ltd.

While at the archives a while back looking through old Johnson-McWhinnie blueprints, this set for Ebbinghaus Electric caught my eye… The main thing that attracted me was this crazy sign from the front. Love the lightning bolts! 1960 had much cooler signs than the last few decades ever gave us… I wondered if the place was ever built, and if it was, if it was still around. All I had to…
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TD Bank Rises

So the TD Bank is on the way up. After a lot of underground work the building rose above ground pretty quickly. Too bad it’s going to look like it does. Another pedestrian unfriendly glass wall, and another dead block in the core. Reader Syl, sent in these photos of…

Thursdays Live!

Don’t forget that Thursdays Live continues tomorrow night. As well as taking place in Walkerville, don’t forget that it is also taking place in the Pillette Village BIA as well. I was asked to pass along a message from Magpie Antiques, (disclaimer – I did…
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College Avenue Bridge

After only 80 years of service (most of it with obviously little maintenance) the College Avenue Bridge’s days are numbered. Built in 1927 (and crumbling for years) so that the streetcar could run west along College (then called Field Ave.) over the Michigan Central Rail Cut. It was closed by the city and is today only accessible on foot or on a bike. Huge chunks of the bridge are crumbling…
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First Lutheran Church

Located on Victoria Avenue at Gilles, the rendering above appeared in the Border Cities Star in June of 1928, and ground was broken on the building in July of the same year. The building was designed by Windsor Architects Cameron & Ralston, and contained a 400 seat…
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More Stucco

Back in March, you may recall, I covered the history of the Janisse Brothers Funeral Home, that was orignally the Leo Page house. Well guess what? Photo courtesy JS STUCCO TIME! Big thanks to all who emailed and told me about the “update” to the building, and big thanks to JS who sent in the photo. Wowers. I’m sure it will look extra craptabulous once it’s done. I’ll…
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Red Bull 2009

For the second straight year, a great event for Windsor, I can’t remember the last time I saw downtown as packed as it was Saturday and Sunday. Overall a great event for the city, putting us on a world class stage with world class racing. Love it or hate it, the Red…

Happy Birthday

To International Metropolis… Six years ago, on June 12, 2003 International Metropolis was launched. I found the image above, so don’t ask why there’s seven candles on the cake that says six… 🙂 A few stats on the site: 970 Posts 7,725…