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Detroit Police Country Club - Wheatley - 1926

So apparently the Detroit Police once had their own private country club on Lake Erie, just outside of Wheatley. It was built in 1926, but I can’t find any other information about the place. These are construction photos I’ve come across, so it was actually built. I’m hoping someone out there knows something about it… Like where exactly it was, what happened to the…
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Suggested Civic Centre

This comes from regular reader Mike F. who came across this rendering from the Border Cities Star, November 1, 1930: Location of the proposed new Canadian National Railways station on the riverfront, at the foot of Windsor avenue, with a city hall square at the…
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The Municipal Courts Building - 1955

Today we take a look at the old Municipal Courts Building. Built in 1955 and designed by Sheppard & Masson. Sheppard & Masson would also design the new City Hall that was erected the next year in 1956. A copy of the ad that appeared in the Windsor Daily Star – June 26, 1955, inviting the general public to come tour the new facility. Under the supervision of Art Teacher Mr. Bruce…
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Displaced By The 401 - 1956

From the Windsor Daily Star – August 30, 1956: DISPLACED BY 401 – Six houses are being moved to make way for an overpass for Highway 401. This is being moved along North Talbot Rd., between Howard Ave. and Walker Rd., to its new location, a trip of about a…
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Proposed Ford City Park - 1929

From the Border Cities Star – March 16, 1929: This is an architect’s conception of a proposed park development in Ford City, in the area bounded by Alice street, Tourangeau Road, Reginald street and Bernard Road. At the Ford City Parks Board’s meeting on Monday night, a petition will be presented, asking that this park property be acquired by closing Rossini Boulevard from Alice…
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