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I’ve noticed over the last few days pop-ups on the site… I intially tried to figure out if I had been hacked into or something…. A little search on the web turned up the fact that it is my stats counter. The javascript generates a little code that causes pop-ups… I’m at work right now, but needless to say once I get home, and have access to my code, it’s…
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Photo Du Jour - November 9, 2005 - RIP House of Nine

Over the past weekend, along with the destruction of historic Rivertown, another Detroit icon, come down. Located on Grand River, just west of Woodward was the bizzarre icon, the House of Nine Sign. The sign in Happier Times. Looking along Grand River RIP to a downtown…
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Photo Du Jour - November 7, 2005 - Rivertown RIP

I was sent an e-mail yesterday from my good friend over at dETROITfUNK he informed me that the mass extermination of Rivertown is on. Once a cool, vibrant area, it was decimated under the poor decision to make the area the Casino mecca. Well all the businesses were…
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Photo Du Jour - November 4, 2005 - Club Lofts Condos

On Wyandotte St. in Walkerville, you will find one of the most ambitious adaptive reuse projects in Windsor. The building is a former whiskey warehouse for Hiram Walker, it was built in 1950 by Smith, Hinchman & Grylls and is basically a brick box, with massive two story floors. There are still some vacant warehouses in the same area, this is how this building looked prior to the…
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Photo Du Jour - October 31, 2005 - Detroit Hotels 1929 - Part I

Today’s Photo Du Jour is from a Detroit promotional Booklet from 1929. This is part 1 of a series showing all the major Detroit Hotels. The most amazing fact to me from this booklet is the following: “More than 12,000 modern hotel rooms are located within a five minute walk of Grand Circus Park, in the heart of downtown hotel, theatre and shopping center. Another 13,000 additional…
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Old Car Factories

So, over on the Detroityes.com forum, there has been a thread on Old Car Factories going since February. We have attempted to create over there a semi-official list, gleaned from all the info. we’ve been spewing for the last 8 months. So…. Without further delay…
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Photo Du Jour - October 28, 2005 - Canadian Club

For many years, the Canadian Club sign illuminated the Windsor Shoreline, relentlesly advertising the Distillery’s wares. Now it’s been gone less than a decade, but is probably forgotten by many. The sign however had quite a history. This photo above is from c.