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Unbuilt Detroit

As we’ve seen on this site over the years, there have been many architectural plan floated that never came to be, on both sides of the river. Here today we take a look at a plan for the Detroit Riverfront that was not to be. This rendering shows a perspective looking south from Jefferson and Woodward toward Windsor. The building through the arched entrance was a domed memorial hall dedicated…
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Campus Of The Future

Every once in a while I come across a postcard that makes me wonder just what someone was thinking. Someone’s blurry out of focus shot of a model on a table turned into a postcard. 🙂 The caption on the back of this one reads: Scale Model of “Campus of the…
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The Paramount Theatre

To add to the list of unbuilt project in our city, planned early in 1929, this appeared in the Border Cities Star – January 23, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of a new theatre planned for the corner of Moy avenue and Ottawa street, Windsor, by Paramount…
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The Cleary Auditorium

Some of these have been posted before, but I’ve recently come across a rendering showing the proposed, but only partially built Cleary Auditorium. This rendering above dates to about 1955-56 and the early planning stages of the “Civic Auditorium”. Designed by Johnson & McWhinnie, the building was actually built in 1957. Above are a few postcards of the building after it…
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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…
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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, with the proposed new stage at the foot of McDougall. A scale overview of the new stage along with the new access from…
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Masonic Temple

This rendering above ran in the Evening Record July 27, 1912. The Masonic Temple was supposed to be built at the corner of Ouellette and University Ave., when the old Imperial Bank stands today. The Imperial Bank was built on the site in 1920. There were articles that made…
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Proposed Church Of Christ

Some recent comments on an old post from March 2007, reminded me that I had a follow up to that post lurking on my hard drive, waiting for the opportunity to be posted. From the Border Cities Star, May 11, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of the proposed new Gilles…