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Aiw
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Post Number: 5419
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.228.67.25
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 6:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is today's P.D.J.
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Goat
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Post Number: 8309
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.71.57.21
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 9:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Dougall School is even worse!
My understanding is that when they went to tear it town the demolition crew couldn't believe that the city was bringing the building down. They said the timbers used for construction were in great shape and all the building really needed was a bit of upkeep.
Sadly, the school board can't keep money in their pockets so they decided to tear it down and build new.
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Bvos
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Post Number: 1309
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.238.170.32
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 9:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's good to know that the folks north of the border aren't the only ones bent on senseless demolition of historic properties. Even our "enlightened" neighbors to the south do it.
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Aiw
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Username: Aiw

Post Number: 5420
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.228.67.25
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bvos, it's the mentality on this side of the Ocean...
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Jjaba
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Username: Jjaba

Post Number: 3431
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 192.220.139.10
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba likes it. It sure beats Detroit suburban slap it together schools with zero character. Atleast Windsor builds things and the community has good schools.

Thanks Andrew.

jjaba, Kahnesque hisself.
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Patrick
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Username: Patrick

Post Number: 3311
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.79.100.89
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That front facade simply couldint be recreated today. Happy that they kept it....also, the same thing was done to a school in Southfield at 10 and Telegraph. They kept the front entryway, yet built all around it.
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Walkerpub
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Username: Walkerpub

Post Number: 84
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 24.57.42.143
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Read up!

http://www.walkervilletimes.co m/kingedward.htm
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Andrew69
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 198.111.39.17
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 12:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Extcept for the the one at 10 and Telegrapgh was done very badly and looks really strange. It's like a 12' wide stone and brick section tacked onto the side of a modern (and very cheap looking) white metal office building.

The section of facade doesn't even get the honor of being one of the buiding's entrances and there's only a window in the original archway.

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