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401 Bruce Avenue

Photo from Google Streetview Driving through downtown Windsor the other week, I noted that this place, that sat at the south west corner of Bruce and Park was just a vacant lot. Photo from Google Streetview While the front suffered from a bad siding job, a view along the Park Street side revealed a look at this old house. Probably once a beauty, it got run down, and chopped up into apartments.
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Forest Glade Cinema - Long Gone

Photo © 2013 Ian Deck Long time reader and commenter Ian Deck, sent along these photos taken last week showing the end of the demolition of the old Forest Glade Cinemas. Another one long gone. While not historic, I’m sure there are a great number of people who grew up on the east side of Windsor with fond memories of the place. Interesting to note the old curtains still flapping in the…
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End Of Grace Hospital

I took this photo last Thursday, and for some reason forgot to post it earlier this week… The news I heard earlier that the entire structure is now down, reminded me about this picture. This was the last stand. A lot of history gone… Have a safe and happy Canada…
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Detroit Times Building - 1929

This past weekend I was at the Michigan Modernism Exposition, and the Detroit Area Art Deco Society was there and has a table set up. They were giving away some information, and also were giving away copies of this photo. It shows the Albert Kahn designed Detroit Times building. Now a parking lot, it’s a great reminder that our brother’s across the river have faced the same battles…
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527-533 Chatham Street East

Last night driving towards downtown, I noticed that the decrepit old duplex at 527-533 Chatham Street East was kaput. Vanished into the landfill… 515-523 next door may be the next one to go… I’ve never understood how this area between downtown and…