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Recent Demolitions

Given the pace of work going on around town… It’s hard to keep up! Here’s some things that have all come down in the last couple of weeks. Since I missed getting to them with a camera before they were wiped away, all the images come from Google Streetview. Walker/E.C. Row Expressway The other day I was coming home from work, and took Walker for a change. When I got to the bottom…
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Windsor Waterfront - 1939

Up today is a panoramic photo of the Windsor Waterfront, from 1939. At the left is the old Station, to the right are the tracks… Here’s a close up of the old CN station… As always there are always some interesting details in these old photos….
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Crawford Roundhouse Demolition

A big thank you goes out to Ian Deck, a regular reader and commenter on this site, for passing along these photos and allowing me to post them. He took these photos the evening of June 15, 2010, as demolition started on the remains of Crawford Yard roundhouse. Sad to see more of Windsor’s rail history disappear…. Photo from the John Stefani Collection Above is a picture of the…
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The Ritz Hotel

Photo From The Collection of Windsor’s Community Archives In all the discussions of buildings we’ve lost along the waterfront, rarely do I ever hear any mention of what was known in its last years as the Ritz Hotel. Located at the north west corner of Riverside…
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Devonshire Racetrack - 1932

This old news photo was taken July 23, 1932 at Devonshire Racetrack. Back when horse racing was illegal in Michigan, people used to flock to the Windsor tracks to see live racing. A neat view of the old clubhouse that fronted Howard Avenue. Also visible in this old photo, along with the Detroit skyline, is the old Windsor Gas Works. The Gas Works were located on the spit of land bordered by…
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Windsor Waterfront - 1963

Happy Friday once again, and this time a long weekend to boot. Today’s photo is another old Detroit News image, this one having been shot from Detroit, in January, 1963. Looks like it ran in the paper Jan. 22, 1963, it features the car ferry “Windsor&#8221…
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Eastown

Today’s post comes courtesy of Scott Hughes. Scott was kind enough to pass on this photo he took of the old Eastown sign at Lauzon & Tecumseh before it was altered. View Larger Map As you can see, other than the steel uprights, and the name, not much remains the…