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St. Mary's Demolition - 1977

Today’s entry comes sent in from regular reader Steve L. He found these photos at his Grandmother’s house, and shared them with me to share with all of you: Interesting to note, model homes already popping up in front prior to the implosion. Going… …going… …gone… A shot from the front during the implosion. Steve told me they were in an envelope marked…
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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…
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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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St. Rose and Riverside Dr. Then and Now

Back in 2002 I took this photo of the house at Riverside and St. Rose. It was one of the old French farmhouses, predating nearly everything on the east side. While it had been altered and added on to over the last 125-150 years it was easy to see the humble origins of the…
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Lear Demolition

The death fences are up… …The metal siding has been stripped… … and a trip around back shows that demolition is in full swing. More proof that our manufacturing jobs are gone and never coming back… I suspect acres of parking to be in the…
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Prince of Wales - Part 2

Today we head up to the top floor… At the top of the stairs in the west staircase. For David’s benefit, note there is some water damage around the window frames. Looking out the windows over a sea of surface lots. This is the 1927 expansion. A view of the classroom in the 1927 wing. The rough wall tiles are visible behind where the chalkboards once stood. A view down the…
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Prince of Wales - Part 1

With the Prince of Wales only a memory, let’s take a look around the inside of what used to be. Inside the front lobby looking back towards the front doors. Big heavy old oak doors, they sure don’t build schools like this. At one time the stairs split, with a…