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Riverside & Ouellette - 1978

Today’s post is another vintage Newspaper photo. This one was shot by a photographer named “Tines”. A quick check on the Google, shows that a Charles V. Tines, is a staff photographer for the Detroit News, I wonder if it’s the same guy? The photo was taken July 4, 1978 from the foot of Ouellette in Dieppe Park, looking south up towards Riverside Drive. The Norwich Block…
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Church Of The Ascension

Found on University Avenue West and McKay is one of the more often overlooked churches in the city, the Anglican Church of the Ascension. The church as seen today was built in 1927, designed by local architects Nichols, Sheppard & Masson. It was built using only the…
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The Bin Place

Another old Newspaper photo, today’s subject is The Bin Place, located at 3176 Sandwich Street. The photo was taken March 27, 1972. As far as I can tell, this building would have been located at or near the north east corner of Sandwich & Mill. Home to the former…
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Bartlet Building Annex

From the Border Cities Star – June 14, 1924: Above is a drawing prepared by Cameron and Ralston, architects, for the handsome new office and store building which is being erected by Mr. E. N. Bartlet, at the northeast corner of London and Pelisser Streets. As the drawing shows, the building will be six stories in height, and will be modern in every detail. The two lower floors will be given…
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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Located at the corner of Park & Victoria in Downtown Windsor, St. Andrew’s was built in 1895. Designed in the Romanesque Revival style which was all the style for the 1890’s, the building is a great example of the style of architecture. This entrance was…
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Mario's Of Windsor

Back in October, we took a look at Bentley’s, which once housed Mario’s of Windsor. I recently acquired this press photo taken in January, 1967, by the Detroit News. Following the crop marks on the photo above, this is closer to how it would have looked in the paper when it ran. Anyone out there remember Mario’s? Is this the Mario or just a manager of some sort? I wonder what…
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General Brock School - 1927

A neat old photo of the original General Brock School in Sandwich. Built in 1915, the building was designed by Detroit Architects Edward Van Leyen & Edward Schilling two years earlier in 1913. The same firm was also responsible for the design of the original section…
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W.D. Lowe - 1927

Today’s post features another vintage photograph from the newsrooms of Detroit. No ID on the back of this one, but likely from the Detroit Times. The date stamp on the back reads “Dec. 15, 1927”, however it was clearly not taken in December. It is probably…