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Canadian Bridge Company - 1916

Happy Friday once again! Today’s photos are submitted by regular reader Ken Taylor. The photos looks to be from WWI, and it looks like the Canadian Bridge Company contributed to the war effort. Looks like this room was given over to manufacturing shells. This one has a caption on the front. It reads: “Shell Shop C.B.Co Pl #2 1916”. Here’s another shot looking in the…
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Ford Motor Company of Canada - 1914

Today’s old photo comes from the Detroit Publishing Co. collection housed by the Library of Congress. The caption calls it June 4, 1914, but given that ice in the river, I would disagree with the date. It’s a neat photo, as the old Walkerville Wagon Works…
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Ouellette Avenue - 1965

Happy Friday the 13th! Today’s old photo is dated March 23, 1965 and bears a Detroit Free Press stamp on the back. The caption reads: Windsor Mayor John Wheelton is beaming these days as he looks over his bustling town. There is $25 million worth of building going on…
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1941 Richmond - Dr. Peter Dewar House

Today we take a look at the Dr. Peter Dewar house located at 1941 Richmond across the street from Wiliistead park. The pictures come from the April, 1926 issue of “Construction”. Above is a photo captioned “View from the street”. “End view showing garage and service entrance”. “Garden Side” A view of the ground floor plan. This residence was…
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6425 Riverside Drive East

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas, today we head out to Riverside to pay a visit to the Senator McMillan house at 6425 Riverside Drive East. From the 1908 edition of “The Detroiters“: McGRAW, William T.; born, Lavonia Township, Wayne Co.; Mich., May 12, 1860…
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Cleary Auditorium - 1962

Today’s photo is dated May 19, 1962. Designed by Johnson – McWhinnie, The Cleary Auditorium that was built, was a much scaled down version of what was planned. Great mid century design, unfortunately muddled behind an early 1990’s…
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Ford Powerhouse - 1935

Happy Friday once again. Today photo is dated August 7, 1935, and the caption on the back reads: “The power house, inside which a $2,000,000 modernization program is now getting under way. The foundry appears in the right background Designed by Albert Kahn and built…
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James S. Cooper

In October, 2010 we took a look at Cooper Court, one of the grand old Walkerville Mansions. Happy Friday once again, today we take a look at the man behind Cooper Court, James S. Cooper. Today’s photo is dated March 26, 1929 the caption on the back reads as…