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July 16, 2014

Looking Back: Firefighters at work

Looking Back: Firefighters at workThis month’s photo shows a pair of Erin Township firefighters, one identified as Joe Moritz and the other only as Mitchell, pumping water from a fire hydrant into the Fire Department’s first 500-gallon fire ...Read More

July 9, 2014

Looking Back: Thompson Elementary School

Looking Back: Thompson Elementary SchoolSource: A Van Dyke Public Schools booklet of the Bicentennial Section provided by VDPS school board member Eleanor BatesWARREN — Built in 1965 at the corner of Hupp and Marmon, Max Thompson Elementary was one of the ...Read More

July 2, 2014

Looking Back: Clinton River

Looking Back: Clinton RiverFour youths take a break from rowing their boat up the Clinton River to have their photograph taken one summer circa 1900. Today, you would more likely see people paddling kayaks or canoes up and down the river. People have ...Read More

July 1, 2014

Looking Back: Presbyterian Church

Looking Back: Presbyterian ChurchIn the early 1900s, Presbyterians in Berkley held church services in Angell Elementary School, 3849 Beverly Blvd.In 1949, the church moved into this white frame church on Greenfield Road in Berkley with a new name of ...Read More

June 25, 2014

Looking Back: The Sloan Building

Looking Back: The Sloan BuildingThis photo shows the Sloan Building under construction in downtown Clawson in 1928. When it was completed, it would house Hunter Drugs in the corner and the Peter Pan Ballroom on the second floor. The building still stands ...Read More

June 24, 2014

Looking Back: The Bloomfield Township Public Library

Looking Back: The Bloomfield Township Public Library This year, the BTPL is inviting the community to celebrate its golden anniversary. The library first opened its doors Oct. 18, 1964, in the Devon Building, located on the corner of Long Lake and Telegraph roads. Two years ...Read More

June 17, 2014

Looking Back: Miss Martha Thomas — Bathing Beauty Winner 1930

Looking Back: Miss Martha Thomas — Bathing Beauty Winner 1930Miss Martha Thomas, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Thomas of 118 Court St. in Mount Clemens, was awarded 1st place in the Detroit Regional Yacht Racing Association bathing beauty contest during the two-day annual ...Read More

June 10, 2014

Looking Back: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Looking Back: Sacred Heart Catholic ChurchThis photo is of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in what is now Roseville, sometime between 1915 and 1928. This early church building was located at the junction of Gratiot Avenue and Utica Road. The church still is located ...Read More

June 4, 2014

Looking back: Berkley Firehouse

Looking back: Berkley FirehouseBERKLEY — Berkley Fireman Larry Harrison slides down the fire pole in the old firehouse on Coolidge Highway in Berkley. ...Read More

May 28, 2014

Looking Back: Wayne County Library

Looking Back: Wayne County LibraryThe Wayne County Library organized a station in the Grosse Pointe Shores Village Hall in 1922, and in 1928, a separate branch building was opened. ...Read More

May 23, 2014

Looking Back: The Cady School

Looking Back: The Cady SchoolThe Cady School was located at Metropolitan Parkway and Utica Road. The Cady’s Corner area was by Moravian and Utica Road and named for Chauncey Cady (1803-1893), who served the area in a number of capacities, which ...Read More

May 21, 2014

Looking Back: Mount Clemens, May 23, 1914

Looking Back: Mount Clemens, May 23, 1914May 23, 1914, was a day to celebrate in Mount Clemens because it was the ground-breaking day for the new Mount Clemens Pottery Company. The pottery company first offered 125 new jobs to the community, eventually growing to ...Read More

May 8, 2014

Looking Back: Harper Woods Public Library

Looking Back: Harper Woods Public LibraryHarper Woods Library hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of its current location April 26.Mayor Ken Poynter and County Commissioner Tim Killeen were among those in attendance.The Harper Woods Library opened the doors at ...Read More

May 7, 2014

Looking Back: MH Police and Fire Department (1978)

Looking Back: MH Police and Fire Department (1978) This image features the first south-end fire station. The two-story house to the left of the station housed the city’s probation offices and the majority of city services in the early years. ...Read More

May 6, 2014

Federal Department Store

Federal Department StoreThis month’s historical photo shows the Federal Department Store in Roseville following a fire in 1978. The store was located in the Eastgate Shopping Center at Gratiot Avenue and Frazho Road. The picture is dated Feb. ...Read More

April 30, 2014

Looking Back: Detroit Masonic Country Club on Lake St. Clair

Looking Back: Detroit Masonic Country Club on Lake St. ClairDesigned by architect George W. Graves, the elegant Detroit Masonic Country Club was dedicated in May 1923. Located on the shores of Lake St. Clair at the intersection of Masonic Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue, the clubhouse ...Read More

April 24, 2014

Looking Back: Ralph Harmon Booth House

Looking Back: Ralph Harmon Booth HouseThe Ralph Harmon Booth House was awarded a plaque from the Grosse Pointe Historical Society in 1987. The 22-room home was designed by Marcus Burrows in 1924 in a style that combined both Tudor and Jacobean influences. ...Read More

April 16, 2014

Looking Back: April 6, 1947, Easter Sunday in Mount Clemens

Looking Back: April 6, 1947, Easter Sunday in Mount ClemensFrank Jennette, the man pictured center holding his hat, is just one of the many people fighting Mother Nature on Easter Sunday in 1947. People resorted to driving their boats down Crocker Boulevard instead of their cars. ...Read More