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August 1, 2014

Looking Back: Fire in Eastpointe

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This month’s photo shows the East Detroit Fire Department fighting to put out a fire at the old Chesterfield Hall, once located at Gratiot Avenue and 10 Mile Road. The building burned down in the 1950s, and today an Olive Garden sits on its former site. The hall was formerly the Chesterfield Inn and was a hangout of the infamous “Purple Gang.”