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Car Barn Designation Moving Forward

University Avenue West Card Barns c 1921 Hey there, sorry it’s been quiet over here at International Metropolis world headquarters. We’re actually in the middle of finalizing a forthcoming book that will be out later this fall, published by our friends at Biblioasis. That’s why we’ve been so quiet over here, but more to come on that later. Within the next two weeks…
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From Wigle Park to Yankee Stadium

In 1928, one year after winning the World Series, Yankees spitball pitcher Urban Shocker died at age 37 in Denver from a heart ailment. He pitched from 1916-1928, with both the New York Yankees and St. Louis Brown. Led the Majors in Wins in 1921 and led the Majors in…
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Odd Fellows Temple - 36 Wyandotte St E

Postcard View c. 1915 Designed by architects Crane & Pennington, and built in 1913, the Odd Fellows Temple was located just east of Ouellette on Wynadotte at the intersection of Dufferin. The first floor contained an auditorium, stage, dressing rooms and kitchenette.
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East Windsor Bathing Beach

A few years ago I acquired a large lot of photos taken in and around Ford City. I have no information on them, such as who took them or when they were taken. They appear to be shot in the mid to late 1950s for the most part. Contained in the lot was a few photos taken at the East Windsor Bathing Beach. Located on the riverfront at the foot of George Avenue, the buildings shown here burned in a…
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594-598 Janette

Image from SWODA Sometimes even the humble little buildings can be interesting. I’ve long liked the building on the north east corner of Wyandotte & Janette on the edge of downtown Windsor. This shot above from 1950, shows the building still clad in its…
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Canadian Club Sign

Canadian Club Sign c. 1915 An old view of the Canadian Club Distillery sign that was located along the Windsor waterfront. The photo above is from my personal collection, and dates to about 1915. The sign was built in 1900 and was covered in 4,300 lightbulbs and flashed…
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St Stephen's Rectory

This is an interesting one, in Oldcastle just on the other side of the 401 on Howard Avenue, you’ll pass St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. While the story about the old rectory seems interesting, the architect noted for the new rectory is noted as Leslie Kemp, the only non local person involved in the project. Leslie Kemp passed away back in his native England in October, 1997. He…
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Proposed Elks Hall

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) announced in 1927 that they had acquired a property on the south west corner of Sandwich Street (Riverside Drive West) & Park Place (Randolph). The ambitious plans for the building were drawn up by Detroit architect…
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Graham Paige Dealership

This was a building I was always fond of. It was built in 1928, designed by architects Cameron & Ralston, and was located at 722 Wyandotte Street East. It was built for J. M. Blaine as a Graham-Paige dealership. It’s hard to tell from the older photo, but it had…