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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 was in fact once a road. Parent Place, appears to have been little more than a glorified alley. Stretching two blocks north…
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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…
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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 future for this land. Funny how the Spitfires were able to play at Windsor arena for 30+ years in an urban setting, and people…
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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…
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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…