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Wally's Baits

The photos on today’s post were actually taken back in February 2005, but I noticed earlier this summer, and meant to post about it sooner than today, but the old neon sign is gone. Any westsiders out there know anything about it? When was it removed? The sign was a long time fixture on the streetscape and it looks bare without it (sorry I didn’t get a current photo). The building…
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Former Chrysler Headquarters

Going through some old photos the other day, I came across this set I shot shortly before the demolition of the old Chrysler Canada Headquarters on Chrysler Centre Drive, back in 2003. The building was an imposing structure, along Chrysler Centre Drive, opposite the plant.
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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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J.L. Hudson's Summer Cottage

From the Evening Record, July, 1912: Photo of the French homestead up the river front above Walkerville, which was purchased by the late J.L. Hudson and is being renovated and repaired to carry out Mr. Hudson’s plans for providing a summer cottage for the accommodation of the women clerks in the Hudson store in Detroit. I believe this house was knocked down in the early 1920’s and in…
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Windsor and Chatham

From the collection of the Windsor Municipal Archives Today’s photo comes from the collection of the Windsor Municipal Archives. It shows the corner of Windsor & Chatham (looking east along Chatham) in the what I’m guessing to be the late 1940’s. Along Chatham, you can see Mossmans Fruit Market on the corner, with the Chatham Meat Market to the rear, and Hy’s Fish…
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Parent Place

Years ago, while out shooting photos with John Stefani, we stumbled across a old cinder block building in an alley. It always seemed strange that the building was located in an alley and not on a road, but a recent discovery of an ad for the company, revealed that the alley…
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Keeping the Demolition Derby Alive...

The latest victim of 2009. Princess Anne School. Built in the former town of Riverside, Princess Anne was built in 1956 and designed by local architects Johnson & McWhinnie. Another one bites the dust… Maybe not the most important school building, but more local…