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Belle Isle Bridge Approach

Here are a pair of photos of the long gone Belle Isle Bridge Approach in Detroit. The original bridge was built in 1889, and destroyed in a fire in 1915. In 1923, the current bridge was built to link the mainland to the island. When it opened there was a nifty underground approach when headed south on East Grand Boulevard, that let you bypass the intersection with East Jefferson Ave. I’m not…
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Old Photos

A few more old photos sent to me by John Stefani, from the collection of Bernie Drouillard. The S.W. & A. terminal on University Ave. Both buildings are still standing, the one on the right has just had a recent facelift, and was known as “The Junction” in…
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Odds and Ends...

Here are some historic photos from the International Metropolis Archives. This one is for reader Brian who asked about the Henkel House. The photo is captioned “Robert Henkel House”, 1913. Chrysler Canada Plant # 3 – 1933 Chrysler Canada Plant # 1…
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Old Photos 1910 - Part I

Some of these I may have posted before, others maybe not… These are from my personal collection, and they date to about 1910-1915… The Canadian Club sign on the docks at Walkerville. It was designed by Albert Kahn. Riverside Dr. (then Sandwich St.) looking…
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Horseshoe Hotel Fire - 1976

As regular readers may have noticed, I’ve had some old-time neighbourhood locals checking in and commenting on things pertaining to the downtown Windsor neighbourhood I currently live in. Dante & Mara were talking about the old Horseshoe Hotel that was around the corner the other day, and the fire that took it down. That got me interested, and off to look into the history. This is the…
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Old Photos - 1930's - 1940's Part 1

These are all old photos that I had posted on the old site. From the collection of Bernie Drouillard, these were scanned and sent to me by John Stefani. Thanks to both of them for sharing the collection. This shot from the 1940’s shows Tecumseh Road near Albert, were…
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Ottawa Street - 1940's

Here’s an interesting shot of Ottawa Street looking west from Langlois towards Parent from the mid 1940’s. A gas station still occupies that corner. I’ve been scanning/cleaing up lots of old area black & whites. I will be posting them next…