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Lanspeary Park

The postcard above from the mid 1920’s shows a view of Lanspeary Park. View Larger Map Bounded by Giles to the north, Ottawa to the south, Langlois to the west and Pierre to the east, Lanspeary is home to a pool, ice rink, ball diamonds, bandstand as well as greenhouses, which I was told once were part of the Willstead property. From the City of Windsor Official Parks History: Lanspeary…
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Low-Martin House Sold

A few weeks ago at the end of April the sold sign went up on the Low-Martin house on Ontario and Devonshire. I had been meaning to post about it for a while, and it was actually finally scheduled to be posted this past Friday. When I got the email about the photos of the…
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501 Erie Street West - Demolition

Photo © Will Foot Today’s photo comes courtesy of my brother who happened by Erie and Bruce yesterday. We first looked at this place back in October, 2008. If you take a look at the pictures in that post, you’ll see a copy of the order posted to the building. That order was: AN ORDER TO DEMOLISH THE BUILDING AND CLEAR THE SITE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2008. Demolition finally got under…
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Train Slide Show # 5 - Saturday

Hey everyone, a little news for you today… Action Hobbies is hosting Slide Show #5, this time it’s on Saturday. It’s always a good time, and there’s guaranteed to be some interesting shots in this one. Try and get out there if you can! Hello…
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Victoria Manor Apartments - Randolph & University

This large apartment building at the corner of University and Randolph has long been one of my favourite buildings in the city. Built in 1924 the building is typical of the era. It was built by two Detroit businessmen, Walter A. Dousseau and Thomas W. Murray. They operated…
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Tribute To The Barn

Happy Friday everyone! Above is rendering of the interior of the Border Cities Arena, it was one of a few pictures from prior to the opening of the arena I dug up. I got an email from someone at Sportsnet who was working on a video tribute to the Barn, and asked if I could…