Central United Church

Postcard View of Central United c. 1955 Last year in October, we took a look at Central United with this post on the history of the church, and this one of the cornerstone laying. With this past weekend’s Doors Open event, I finally got to visit the inside… The interior features an amazing space. A big thank you needs to go to Mr. Wear who gave me my tour and showed me around the…
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Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church

This church at Tecumseh and Meldrum, featured on this past weekend’s Door Open tour was one that I was looking forward to visiting. The building was designed by architect Petar Popovic, and was started in 1950. The building open for worship in 1952, and is based on…
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Old City Hall - 1929

Happy Friday once again, back to the old photos. This one today is features Windsor’s previous City Hall. The photo is dated November 26, 1929. Designed by Detroit architect Albert Jordan, this building was built as the central school house in 1856. Around 1904 it…

Osterhout's Restaurant & Confectionery

Up today is this postcard view of Osterhout’s Restaurant & Confectionery, from the early 1920’s. This place was located in what was then known as the Exchange Building, before being sold to George Wilkinson for use as a shoe store. This is one of the rare examples of a building that kept its address through the renumbering of 1937. The address today is still 333 Ouellette Ave.
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Street Car Interior - c. 1915

Today’s photo comes from a reader named George C. who lives in the south eastern United States, but came across the website via some information he received about the Electric Avenue Show last year at the art gallery. He sent along this photo to share with readers.

Doors Open - 2010

Doors Open is back this year, and set for Sunday September 26th, so circle the date on your calendar! Doors open this year will feature 24 sites, a couple of which are new to the event this year. Also new this year are the inclusion of a couple of Mid-Century buildings from South Windsor – Glenwood United, built in 1962 & Paulin Memorial, built in 1963. The 24 sites participating in…
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Geo. E. White & Son

Here’s a little building I drive past all the time, located at the corner of Sheppard and Windsor. The former home of Geo. E. White & Son Ltd. View Larger Map Here’s a view of the building, it’s located directly across the street from Windsor Truck and…
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Devonshire Racetrack Paddock

Today’s old photo comes again from the dumped collection of the Detroit News. This photo is dated January 27, 1923, but was clearly not taken in January. I think this is the same photo that once ran in the Windsor Star, although the photo has a photographers stamp in…