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Decades-old mailbox revitalized and placed at historical museum

Fraser

Decades-old mailbox revitalized and placed at historical museum

August 27, 2015

FRASER — In the digital age, something as mundane as a mailbox is often an afterthought. But when it comes to one particular mailbox that is now representing a piece of Fraser history, the journey has been nothing ...Read More

Looking Back: Fort Morgan rock

Birmingham

Looking Back: Fort Morgan rock

August 19, 2015

Recently, the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park received a call from a woman asking about the Fort Morgan rock located on museum property, interested to see if it truly was from Fort Morgan in Mobile, Alabama.She said ...Read More

Looking Back: The original Erin Presbyterian Church

Roseville

Looking Back: The original Erin Presbyterian Church

August 14, 2015

ROSEVILLE — This month’s photo is of the original Erin Presbyterian Church building, used from 1861 until 1930 on land donated by Thomas Common. Originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Erin, the ...Read More

Shelby-Utica Lions Homecoming

Utica

Shelby-Utica Lions Homecoming

August 5, 2015

“There’s another world waiting, at Ford Field on Van Dyke between 22 and 23 Mile Roads in Shelby Township. The magic that is a carnival has turned the field into a maze of whirling lights, cotton candy, and ...Read More

Township’s Historic Village celebrates 25th anniversary

Clinton Township

Township’s Historic Village celebrates 25th anniversary

August 3, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery, but it’s important to never forget how the past has impacted the present. Clinton Township, which now boasts more than 100,000 residents ...Read More

Looking Back: Ascension Catholic Church

Warren

Looking Back: Ascension Catholic Church

July 29, 2015

The first church and rectory of Ascension Church was built on Ascension (Vivian) Street, which would later become the City of Warren. Fr. Podsiad and John Kostera directed parish volunteers, and the building was finished in ...Read More

Mount Clemens library celebrates 150th birthday

Mount Clemens

Mount Clemens library celebrates 150th birthday

July 26, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Led by Professor Silas Wood, the Mount Clemens Public Library opened up to the public on the third floor of the old Union School in 1865.That room, in a building that later became the Alexander Macomb ...Read More

Looking Back: The Templeton Farmhouse

Eastpointe

Looking Back: The Templeton Farmhouse

July 22, 2015

EASTPOINTE — This month’s historical picture is a drawing of the Templeton Farm, circa 1895, from an old Macomb County plat map atlas. An English immigrant known as Mr. Houghton originally bought the Erin Township ...Read More

Looking Back: Richard Maison Farm

St. Clair Shores

Looking Back: Richard Maison Farm

July 17, 2015

Richard and Rose Maison’s farm was located in the Grossedale subdivision near the northern boundary of St. Clair Shores. This photograph was taken around 1900. According to the U.S. Census at that time and from notes on ...Read More

Looking Back: Berkley from above

Berkley

Looking Back: Berkley from above

July 17, 2015

This photograph depicts the city of Berkley in the 1930s from atop the old city water tower, which was located on Bacon Avenue, just south of 12 Mile Road, on the grounds of the Berkley Department of Public Works ...Read More

Looking Back: Hunter House Hamburgers

Birmingham

Looking Back: Hunter House Hamburgers

July 7, 2015

With the fast-growing popularity of automobiles in the 1910s, Woodward Avenue was already booming from Detroit to Pontiac, despite being two lanes and not fully paved. The busy road caused traffic backups for miles, but ...Read More

Gown exhibit takes museum visitors on historical wedding journey

Clawson

Gown exhibit takes museum visitors on historical wedding journey

July 7, 2015

CLAWSON — When Mary Dooley married in 1928, she was adorned in a moire satin gown with beaded shoulder detail.The skirt was held out with panniers worn on the hips, and her netted veil was decorated with handmade ...Read More

Early Eastpointe church celebrates 170th anniversary

Eastpointe

Early Eastpointe church celebrates 170th anniversary

July 2, 2015

EASTPOINTE — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eastpointe turned 170 this year after being founded in 1845 — a mere eight years after Michigan became a state. According to church member Cindy Odren, the ...Read More

Celebrate 150 years of Fred Warner

Farmington

Celebrate 150 years of Fred Warner

June 30, 2015

FARMINGTON  — Two countries are joining forces to celebrate a three-term Michigan governor who was born 150 years ago — three months after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. To honor the late ...Read More

Looking Back: The Eastgate Shopping Center

Roseville

Looking Back: The Eastgate Shopping Center

June 17, 2015

ROSEVILLE — This month’s historical photo is from around 1950 and features the Eastgate Shopping Center in Roseville under construction. The shopping center’s architect is listed as Charles M. Agree, and it ...Read More

Looking Back: Paradise-on-the-Lake band shell

St. Clair Shores

Looking Back: Paradise-on-the-Lake band shell

June 15, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When you are enjoying the beach at Veterans Memorial Park, you are on the spot of the old Paradise-on-the-Lake band shell. After the stock market crash in 1929, the Detroit Masonic Country Club ...Read More

Looking Back: Immaculate Conception Catholic Schools

Warren

Looking Back: Immaculate Conception Catholic Schools

June 10, 2015

This photo illustrates members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Schools Parent-Teacher Organization performing a lively skit for the parents to begin the new school year.IC first opened in Hamtramck in 1936 with an ...Read More