Follow C & G News on Facebook Follow C & G News on Twitter Google+ Pinterest feed Connect to the C & G RSS feed

Current Weather



Looking Back: A rare view

November 19, 2013

» click to enlarge «

From Loraine Campbell, director of the Troy Historic Village

The majority of 19th century photographs were taken outdoors or in studios, where adequate light was available. This unusual photo of Inez Caswell, granddaughter of Troy pioneer Solomon Caswell, was taken in her bedroom. It offers an interesting view of typical home furnishings in the late 1800s.  Inez and her brother William lived in the home that their grandfather built. Both were unmarried schoolteachers who commuted to Detroit. Perhaps Inez was preparing a lesson for her students.

To see more photos of Solomon Caswell and the Caswell House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, go to the Troy Historic Village website at

Do you own a piece of Troy history? Send us your historically significant photos from around town, and we may be able to feature them in an upcoming edition of Looking Back. Email your photos and information to Terry Oparka at or call (586) 498-1054.

For more local news coverage, see the following newspaper:


Most Popular

You May Be Interested In