DetroitOld PhotographsPhoto Du Jour

The Fisher Building That Wasn't

Inspired by dFUNK’s excellent 5 part series last week on the Fisher Building , IM.com proudly presents The building we didn’t get… Coming from the mind of Albert Kahn, the Fisher building was built for the Fisher Brothers of “Body by Fisher” fame. The building was built in 1929, and was only phase one, of what was to be a three part project. The project was supposed…
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Old PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Victory Housing

Today’s Photo Du Jour covers Victory homes. In Canada theses homes were built and owned by Wartime Housing Ltd. The crown corporation bought materials and land and followed through with orders for homes across the country. Victory Homes came in two models: a two-room…
Old PhotographsPhoto Du JourWindsor

Photo Du Jour - November 30, 2005 - Patricia St. House - Then & Now

Here is the front lawn after a family wedding in the late 1920’s Here is the same view today Here is a full view today And another older view. These older photos are courtesy of John Stefani, who’s Great-Grandparent’s owned the house in the 1920’s. According to the family, the house is a design of architect Albert Lothian. The house is certainly in his style, and…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

More oldies...

Again from the Bernie Droulliard collection. These photos were developped last night from transnegs (copies of negatives, or negatives of prints) and many haven’t been seen in 60 + years. Many of the originals rest in the Transit Windsor Archives. The Crosstown Bus…
Great Lakes BoatsOld Photographs

S.S. Hamonic

One of the great old steam ships that used to sail the great lakes was the S.S. Hamonic. The Hamonic and her sister ship were owned by the Northern Navigation Company. All of the photos below were kindly scanned and donated from the collection of Thomas R. Anderson II. …