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A Stroll Though The Ghettohood

Here are a few various photos I took the other day on a stroll I took from my house to the River and Back. Through the neighborhood just east of the Casino. A sample of some of the fine housing stock. A bankrupt, vacant former Nursing Home. Vacant, overgown lots & ghetto palms with the Casino looming in the background. An old brick home, this one appears to be vacant as well. It’s…
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The Ultimate Sacrifice

This past Friday May 5th, Senior Constable John Atkinson, 37, a 15-year veteran of the Windsor Police, became the first member in the force’s 120 year history to be shot and killed. From the Officer Down Memorial Page: Constable John Atkinson Windsor Police…
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Dougall Avenue Overpass

Today’s PDJ is not really an exciting or terribly intersting subject, but it is notable. From an engineering perspective this bridge was quite a feat. This came from the engineering firm of M.M. Dillon of London, Ontario, who are still around: This is one of two…
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Maple Apartments

I am always amused by the practice of false facading. Take the Maple Apartments for example. Here’s a building with stone trim an a great yellow/oranage brick facade. As you can see along the side, cheaper brown comon brick was slapped up there. If there is one thing…
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Kasle Steel

Back at the end of March, on the end of the Canadian Motor Lamp post, there were some comments posted about terrible places to work. Burningrome had posted that the worst place to work in Windsor “had to be Kasle Steel over on Sprucewood by the racetrack &#8211…
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Dominion Forge

On Seminole across the street from the former Motor Lamp factory is the massive Dominion Forge Complex. Once home to giant stamping presses that fabricated parts for the automotive industry, the complex today is used as a warehouse. Stories have it that the presses were so huge and powerful that they shook the ground and caused so much noise to the surrounding neighborhood, that they had to be…
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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…