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Vikings' Yacht Club

An interesting rendering from the Border Cities Star, May 1, 1929. Above is the architect’s drawing of the Vikings’ Yacht Club, construction of which is expected to start within a month, on Riverside Drive, just east of the Island View Hotel. The drawing shows the $75,000 clubhouse, in the English Style, and also gives a view of the harbor for yachts, motorboats and seaplanes. The…
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Glengarda

A sketch of Glengarda Ursuline School, designed in 1938 by J.C. Pennington. The building opened in 1939, and stood until 1998, when despite being designated, the Mady Corp tore it down for this… View Larger Map In a booklet issued about the history of Glengarda, to…
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The Granville

Above is an ad from May, 1929, I came across last year advertising the Detroit Free Press Sponsored Model Home “The Granville”. The house was located on Granville Street, in Southlawn Gardens and was designed by the architectural team of Trace &#038…
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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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Proposed Waterfront Stage [UPDATED]

**New copies of the pictures have been uploaded, with the exception of the first four, since they’re not critical to the post, IMO. (Plus it’s Christmas Eve…) The first slide is an overview of the plaza, with the points of entry… Another overview…
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First Baptist Church

Back in February 2008, we took a look at the First Baptist church at the corner of Mercer & Tuscarora in downtown Windsor. At the time, I had said that I knew little about the building’s history. A little research this year, has uncovered a bit more. From the Evening Record, May 17, 1915: The above is a perspective of the new First Baptist Church to be erected at Mercer and Tuscarora.
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St. Genevieve School Lofts

At a reader’s suggestion, comes today’s post, taking a look at the St. Genevieve School located at 641 Irvine, which was converted into lofts around 2000. The school was designed in 1929, by the local architectural firm of Pennington & Boyde, who were…