Another long time landmark bit the dust last week.
Last Tuesday the 14th, time ran out for the former
Lakeview Edgewater Marine building at Lauzon & Riverside.
The building dates back quite a while and is shown on the 1937 Fire Map as an auto repair garage. I also have it first listed in the 1923 City Directory as the Island View Garage, so I suspect this is close to the date of construction.
Last Tuesday, I was driving past when I noticed the demolition in fill swing. Sadly I didn’t have the time to pull over and grab some shots, but luckily regular reader and past contributor Syl was in the area and grabbed a few to share with IM.com readers.
So not only did Syl save the day by being on the scene, he also saved me an early morning ride out to the east side to grab some shots before demolition resumed.
By 4:00 pm the building was mostly gone. I’m not sure what if anything is planned for the site. As is usually the Windsor way, I would suspect we’ll see this one vacant for a while.
Anyone know who owns it? Wasn’t it purchased Matty Maroun/the Bridge Company a few years back when DRIC was looking for locations to build the new crossing? There was a Lauzon to Belle Isle to Detroit link floated, and shortly after this property was purchased.
Thanks again Syl for grabbing and emailing the photos our way.