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East Windsor Steam Bath

The other day, I was cruising around the Ford casting plant that is due to close, looking for a good spot to get a photo of it. Across the street was this mysterious little place. There was a closed sign on the door, yet no listing on-line or in the Phone Book for this…
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Irony

It’s funny how things end up coming full circle. Over in the Ford City district of Windsor we find this: Today it is the home of the “New Song Church”… But in 1937 it was the “Temple Hotel & Beverage Room”. From a bar to a church.
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Alicia Mason Vocational School

Located in Windsor’s near west side, on the corner of University and Cameron is this school building. Designed by Windsor’s pre-eminent mid-century architecture firm Johnson & McWhinnie, Alicia Mason Vocational School was built in 1957. It had been closed for several years as a school, when it was reopened as the Mason Educational Centre for Adult and Continuing…
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Heading inside

So it was back to Seminole yesterday, and inside the sub-station (which was featured on the 13th), where I met with someone from Enwin who graciously allowed me inside to photograph the building. Inside the front door, looking towards the front room. The original lights…
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The Shell

So, a little while ago I spied this mess on the south west edge of Windsor. I told John about it, and he was game to go check it out. No mail… Must be because it’s Sunday… Here’s a full on shot, of this burned out shell. So we walked up the front steps, and man was that porch shaky… We decided to skip the interior visit based on the condition of the porch. Who knows…
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Old Photos - 1930's - 1940's Part 1

These are all old photos that I had posted on the old site. From the collection of Bernie Drouillard, these were scanned and sent to me by John Stefani. Thanks to both of them for sharing the collection. This shot from the 1940’s shows Tecumseh Road near Albert, were…
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Happy 100th Birthday

Happy 100th to the entity of King Edward School. Sadly the current building is only about 7 years old, the original structure designed by Albert Kahn was leveled in 1997 and replaced with a crappy box. As an extra insult to the preservationists who fought to save…