The Woodbine Hotel is Western Canada’s oldest continuously operational
beverage room. It opened in 1878 and was originally known as Dufferin Hall but the name was changed in 1881 to the Woodbine after the Toronto race track of the same name — an attempt by the new owner to appeal to the many Eastern Canadians who had moved to Winnipeg.
Got to revisit Dallas’ first-ring, mid-century suburbs a few weeks ago (Garland, Mesquite). It’s crazy to think that a lot of the neighborhoods here were built and were sought after very much like the current northern exurbs. In Mesquite, you have the same quality of commercial development (strip malls)I find in Frisco. This pic is from a mid to upper middle class neighborhood circa the 60s and 70s. I’m pretty sure I saw my first movie here in the 80s. Tbh, I’d love to renovate and live in a 70s house if it weren’t so far from the city center.
"We have smooth shafts and clean balls” famously read the sign in front of Marie’s Golden Cue, a no-frills Albany Park pool hall. Marie’s was real Chicago. The family business survived from 1970 until 2017 when the 8 Ball scratched for the final time. Where else are you going to find a cue stick repair shop? Places like this can never be replaced! #🎱 #Chicago#AlbanyPark#PoolHall#SignCollective#jj#80sixd