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Demolition Time

Another weekend in the books, and with today’s post, another month as well. This post wraps up November, as Wednesday’s post ushers in November. Time to get caught up on some Demolitions around town. The photo above is from Saturday morning, and the demolition along Howard Avenue, and part of the Titan Tool complex. Screenshot from Google Streetview The old building on Howard…
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Essex County Jail

Happy Friday once again, and this is the final Friday for November. Up today is a photo of the Essex County Jail, dated December 6, 1933, although I suspect the photo is older than this, and dates back to the jail’s 1925 opening. This photo was taken along Peter Street…
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545 Church

A few more from the archives… These photos were shot, July 2002. This big old place is sadly, no long with us. Located at the n.w. corner of Church and Vera, the home was last used as a rooming house. Despite some bad renovations, and exterior staircases, it was…

Mercer and Wyandotte

This past weekend, I was going through some old photos and discussing this area of town with a friend. I had to run over to this very market, and I was saying how just a few years ago this building was vacant and unused. Now it’s almost always busy, and has returned a building to use. Before reincarnation as the Family Fruit Market, the building was for as long as I can remember, used as a…
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Morton Salt Co. Terminal Site - 1965

Friday once again… From the caption on the back of the photo: “Ojibway, Ont. Slip around which the Morton Salt Co. terminal is to be built. Freighters shown in storage some years back; no longer there.” The site in-between the boat and the trees was…
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Distillery Offices - Photo to Postcard

For those readers who, like me, are fans of the great photo website Shorpy, you may be interested in viewing the collection of the Detroit Publishing Company, which resides at the Library of Congress. The DPC collection is amazing, and mostly royalty free&#8230…

Walkerville Town Hall

Designed by Albert Kahn in 1904, the Town Hall and Post Office was originally located on Riverside Drive, opposite the Distillery. To the right is the end of the Flat Iron Building. The Town Hall and Flat Iron building were both scheduled for demolition in 1994. A dedicated group of volunteers raised the funds to have the building moved around the corner to Devonshire Road where is now stands…
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Metropolitan General Hosptial - 1968

Once again Friday is here! Today we have a new photo, but still a look back to Windsor’s Past. Today’s photo is date stamped August 13, 1968. It shows a nice, pre-renovation look at the original façade of Met Hospital. Built in 1926, the original hospital…
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Tomorrow is November 11th. Take a moment tomorrow to remember those that came before you, and who fought and died in battles for you, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, relatives, and those still in active duty today. While many were lucky enough to have relatives come…