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Algonquin Club

So the other day in the post about the Norton-Palmer Hotel, the subject of the Algonquin Club came up. I did a little checking, and I tracked down a little infromation to post here from the current members of the club executive. Founded in 1934, the Algonquin Club is still going strong: The Algonquin Club is an educational, international, not-for-profit organization for the study of Great…
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2008 North American International Auto Show

It’s that time of year again, time for a visit to Cobo and to the 2008 North American International Auto Show. (Past shows can be found here: 2007 & 2006 First thing you see this year in the lobby is Geely. Geely was the first Chinese Company to exhibit in…
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Dress Optional

One of my recent acquisitions was this ephemera from the first Freedom Festival in 1959. A thank you letter, and a ticket to the Consular Ball were included. Both mayors were the honorary chairs of the event. The backside of the letter has quite the list of the member of…
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2007 - The Year In Review

Every year, with the last post of the year, I look back, and recap some of the demolition that has occured in the last year. The victim of arson in late 2006, this was one of the first victims of 2007, and another vacant lot in the core. this house was on Janette. Lasalle, our neighbours to the west, knocked down one of the few old building they had with the demolition of the former Bishop Cody…
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2008 Detroit Historical Photo Calendar

If you are looking for that unique gift for that local history fan on your list (or just a great gift for yourself), don’t look any farther than Rob’s 2008 Detroit Historical Calendar. This is one of those projects that has been started by a local history fan…
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RIP Slumpy - 1893 -2007

As I posted the last weekend, Ol’ Slumpy over in Detroit, finally met the bulldozer. It’s sad that there is such a general disregard for built heritage in North America. Something like this would never happen in Europe, where culture seems to be of higher…
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Slumpy is dead.... Long live Slumpy!

Crazy props to dETROITfUNK how was in the right place at the right time on Saturday afternoon. One of this website’s favourite subjects over the years was the Livingston House in Detroit, a.k.a. ol’ Slumpy. Detroitfunk happened to be in the area, as she bit the dust. Isn’t it funny how historic buildings always happen to get demolished on the weekend? The Livingston house was a…
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Pix Theater

I was in Lapeer, MI over the long weekend attending a friend’s wedding, when I spied this art deco gem along the main street. A quick check online came up with this history: Pix Theatre History Constructed in 1941, the PIX Theatre was built by George Smith who began…
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Belle Isle Coast Guard Station

On Friday’s post about the Ste. Claire, regular reader cpike, asked a question about the Belle Isle Coast Guard Station: …I am looking for a photo of the Coast Guard station on Belle Isle, before it was torn down and rebuilt in the 70’s ( I think that is…