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Looking Back: New Berkley fire truck

Berkley March 4, 2015

Looking Back: New Berkley fire truck

Former Berkley Police Chief Frank Irons, left center, and former Berkley Fire Chief Frank Hannah, right center, celebrate the arrival of a new fire truck in the early part of the 1950s with two other Berkley fire ...Read More

Looking Back: Clyde Schmidt

Shelby Township March 4, 2015

Looking Back: Clyde Schmidt

This photo portrait is of Clyde Schmidt, Shelby Township’s first full-time fire chief, who served from 1957-1981. The township’s Fire Department was established in 1953 ...Read More

Looking Back: Gaukler Pointe, 1930

Grosse Pointe Shores February 11, 2015

Looking Back: Gaukler Pointe, 1930

Three of Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s children got behind the wheel in this 1930 photo at the family’s Gaukler Pointe estate.Taken near the entrance of Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the car in the foreground is a ...Read More

Looking Back: The sheetmetal building

Roseville February 11, 2015

Looking Back: The sheetmetal building

This month’s photo is of the Frank Biehl Sheetmetal & Electrical Work building on Gratiot Avenue in what is now Roseville, circa 1926.The Biehl family lived in an apartment at the back of the building during the ...Read More

Looking Back: 1959 The Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal Aqueduct

Shelby Township February 11, 2015

Looking Back: 1959 The Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal Aqueduct

In this photograph taken during the winter of 1959, Aaron Oswald waves from the wooden aqueduct that once carried the Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal across the Clinton River near Yates Mill. Work on the canal, which was to join ...Read More

Looking Back: Berkley High School homecoming bonfire

Berkley February 4, 2015

Looking Back: Berkley High School homecoming bonfire

Berkley students and community members get ready for a bonfire during homecoming week in 1979. Berkley High School annually held a big bonfire every year on the night of homecoming.The 1979 bonfire ended up being the final ...Read More

Looking Back: Fraser's Pet Parade

Fraser February 3, 2015

Looking Back: Fraser's Pet Parade

This event was called the “Pet Parade,” although you have to look closely to see them. This is just a small portion of the entrants in this 1960s photo in Fraser Park, since renamed Steffens Park. From left to ...Read More

Looking Back: Otto Weber’s and Bill Frasard’s General Store circa 1920s

St. Clair Shores January 21, 2015

Looking Back: Otto Weber’s and Bill Frasard’s General Store circa 1920s

One of the earliest general stores in St. Clair Shores was located on Defer Road (now called Nine Mile Road) near Jefferson Avenue. It was operated by Otto Carl Henry Weber and William “Bill” Frasard. The store ...Read More

Looking Back: The Kaiser Building

Eastpointe January 21, 2015

Looking Back: The Kaiser Building

This month’s photograph is of the Kaiser Building, formerly located in Eastpointe on the southeast corner of Nine Mile and Gratiot. The basement of this building was used for the village of Halfway’s municipal ...Read More

Looking Back: The final season of the Holly Junior High School football team

Warren January 14, 2015

Looking Back: The final season of the Holly Junior High School football team

The 1981-82 school year for the Holly Junior High School football team was the final one. That season, the Holly Stingers played against Page, Busch, Wilkinson, Wolfe, Clawson and Hickory junior high schools. Holly finished ...Read More

Looking Back: First United Methodist Church

Berkley January 5, 2015

Looking Back: First United Methodist Church

The First United Methodist Church of Berkley was founded in 1929, and this building on Oakwood Avenue was built in 1937 next to the Berkley Post Office to house the church.Oakwood Avenue was the original name for what is ...Read More

Looking Back: Winter at the Packard Proving Grounds

Shelby Township December 31, 2014

Looking Back: Winter at the Packard Proving Grounds

Roberta Vincent, 6, poses next to her family’s 1928 Packard motor car and their Pierce-Arrow camper at the Packard Proving Grounds in 1937. She was probably eagerly waiting for winter to be over and warmer weather to ...Read More

Looking Back: Santa comes to the Village of St. Clair Shores circa 1940s

St. Clair Shores December 17, 2014

Looking Back: Santa comes to the Village of St. Clair Shores circa 1940s

In December, Santa made a special stop to greet the children of St. Clair Shores, along with the men and women serving in the military. This image may have been taken in the Police Station. There is a traffic poster and ...Read More

Looking Back: The Wellhausen Farm

Clinton Township December 16, 2014

Looking Back: The Wellhausen Farm

Shirley Forton provided photos of both her family home and their blacksmith shop on the corner of Garfield and Canal roads — where a Shell station and Vince and Joe’s Fruit market are currently located. Forton ...Read More

Looking Back: The first Roseville fire truck

Roseville December 10, 2014

Looking Back: The first Roseville fire truck

This month’s Looking Back photo showcases the Roseville Fire Department’s then-new fire engine circa 1926, which was kept at the Dodge Brothers dealership on Gratiot. The firefighters pictured are Arthur Pickler, ...Read More

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