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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. The “Temple” name has always had me curious, across the street was Temple Theatre. Around the corner was the Ford…
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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…
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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 are still there. Great wrought iron details. Looking back towards the front door. Inside the main room. This baby is all…
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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…
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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 Kahn’s structure, they incorporated a token bit of the original facade into the new structure. Establised in 1906, King Edward has…
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Synagogue Hunting

I was looking over an old map, and it showed on Hickory, just south of Whelpton in the Ford City area of Windsor, the Ford City Synagogue. Well this is the first reference I’ve ever seen to a Synagogue on that side of town, and if you are familiar with the area at…
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Canadian Motor Lamp Factory

This factory building on Seminole Street in Windsor is another relic of automotive history. Despite being overlooked as a blown out piece of crap, this factory was home to the Canadian Motor Lamp Company. An early “tier one” supplier, CML provided headlamp and…