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Recent Demolitions

Given the pace of work going on around town… It’s hard to keep up! Here’s some things that have all come down in the last couple of weeks. Since I missed getting to them with a camera before they were wiped away, all the images come from Google Streetview. Walker/E.C. Row Expressway The other day I was coming home from work, and took Walker for a change. When I got to the bottom…
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1017 Ouellette Avenue

Thanks to Urbanrat for the reminder that this house had become demolition number 1, for 2010. I looked high and low, but couldn’t come up with a photo of the place. Google streetview saves the day… The closest thing I had was this photo from 2003. You can see…
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2009 - The Year In Review

Sadly, 2009 goes into the books as another banner year for demolitions. JANUARY – PRINCE OF WALES 1918 – 2009. To be replaced with the new Engineering Building at the University of Windsor. JANUARY – ROYALE TAVERN c. 1920 – 2009. Replaced by a Shoppers Drug Mart. FEBRUARY – LEAR WINDSOR 1965 – 2009. Vacant lot, possible reuse as a parking lot. FEBRUARY…
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Another Demolition

Back in May, we paid a visit to the corner of Lincoln & Cataraqui to talk about the demolition of three houses on Lincoln Road. I got a call Thursday night from my dad, who gave me the heads up that the garage has met the same fate… Looks like somebody has…
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Old Sprawlmart/Woolco

Oddly, the demolition seems to be done at Lauzon & Tecumseh. Cynical me, figured it was destined to be a parking lot for the WFCU Centre, but it appears to be some adaptive reuse going on… It looks like it has been taken back to create to larger retail spaces…
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Another One Bites The Dust... [Updated]

Sad to say, that tonight I passed the intersection of Ouellette & Erie, and noticed a pile of rubble where this beauty once stood. The photo above was taken back in 2002, and the building was in much better shape. The photo above shows the house as it looked last week (on the 27th *edit* the 21st – two weeks ago). For some reason another one bites the dust, and more of out past is lost…
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Walkerville Demolition

This house, located on the east side of Monmouth, just north of the recently rehabbed Deluxe Apartments, which we looked at back in May. In fact, this photo of the house is a crop from that photo. Yesterday afternoon, this is what the house looked like. All gone. The house…