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1587 McDougall Demolition

Happy leap year! Let’s celebrate February 29th by knocking something down… Back in May 2008, there was a massive fire at the front part of this building. Driving past I noticed that the next section of the building is coming down too. There appears to be quite a bit of century old steel in there… I’m sure that’s the reason for the careful demolition. Sad to see…
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Dillon Hall

Dillon Hall on the University of Windsor campus, built in 1927 and designed by Albert Lothian, was recently awarded a 2012 Built Heritage award. The U of W has invested time and money to fix up Dillon Hall. Removing all the ivy, and restoring two of the roof cupolas that…
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Kildare Road - c. 1910

Another old photo from the Library Of Congress collection. Today’s photo is looking south on Kildare towards today’s Willistead Park. Rarely enough, everything here is still standing. The photo is mislabelled as “Mr. Kilgore’s residence, Delvonshire Road, Walkerville, Ont.” The photo does show the Ridout B. Parson home at 873 Kildare, designed by Albert Kahn in…
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Devonshire Road - c. 1912

Again from the Library of Congress/Detroit Publishing Co. collection, today is a view of Devonshire Road looking north from about 1912. The Bank of Commerce on the left hand side was designed by Albert Kahn, and built in 1906. As always it’s the details. A nice view of the Walkerville street light, and two gentlemen on the front steps of the bank. A partial view of the front of the old…
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