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Delux Redux - 1194 Monmouth

Happy Victoria Day everyone! Regular readers of the site may recall the post on the boarded up Deluxe Apartments back in May, 2009. Photo © John Foot The six-plex, after 2+ years, has met the same fate as the two houses to the north, and is now a pile of rubble. The building was demolished last Wednesday, May 18th. Photo © John Foot As is the Windsor way, like we’ve seen time and…
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Riverside and Aylmer

I’m sure that many readers are familiar with the long vacant and derelict house at the s.w. corner of Riverside Drive East and Aylmer. View Larger Map As the years have gone on, the house has been getting worse and worse. We’ll low and behold I drove past it…
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2010 - The Year In Review

Well here we are again, another year in the book, and another chance to take a look back the demolition tally of 2010. This year there was a lot of demolitions, some of them due to DRIC, some of them not… 1017 Ouellette, this one came down hopefully to help make the…
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2720 Grand Marais

A few of the places lost in the DRIC demolition that I’ve been meaning to post about for while now. Someone added it to the “future topics” on the right, when the death fences went up in August. I drove past the site the other week, and can confirm that she’s long gone. This big old buff brick beauty was built around 1927-28 as part of the speculative boom of South…
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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…
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Top Valu

This is one I’ve been meaning to post for a little while. The other week, while heading out to the east side, I came upon this corner, and was shocked to find a pile of rubble. The Top Valu car wash and gas station has been wiped from the landscape. Any Eastsiders out there know what, if anything is going to pop up…
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Weekend Demolition

Last Thursday night, on my way home from work, I was coming up McDougall when look what my eye see… The famous building eaters. A neat old factory, was last used as a place called Rust Shield a subsidiary of Flex-N-Gate, a large US based Auto parts supplier. Like may…
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Under Construction

Welcome to this week’s edition of Old Photo Friday. To we have a photo that likely dates to 1928-1929, unlike the date stamped on the back of the photo “April 15, 1930”. The Bridge opened November 11, 1929. According to this brief history of the Bridge…