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Roosevelt Elem. celebrates 95 years, dedicates bell tower

Keego Harbor May 18, 2015

Roosevelt Elem. celebrates 95 years, dedicates bell tower

KEEGO HARBOR — Local students will hear the sounds of the past ringing out from a 30-inch historic bell now hanging in a new tower installed in front of Roosevelt Elementary. The bell is believed to be from Keego ...Read More

Looking Back: The Gaukler General Store

Eastpointe May 13, 2015

Looking Back: The Gaukler General Store

EASTPOINTE — This month’s Looking Back is a drawing of the Gaukler General Store, which was located in what is now Eastpointe at the southwest corner of Nine Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. Owned and resided in by ...Read More

Looking Back: State Champion Band

Berkley May 7, 2015

Looking Back: State Champion Band

The 1930 Berkley High School marching band, shown in this photograph, won the state championship that year. The success of the 1930 band led the school to have a variety of musical groups to this day, including choir, jazz ...Read More

Looking Back: Spring in Shelby Township

Shelby Township May 6, 2015

Looking Back: Spring in Shelby Township

Spring in Michigan today means pothole and orange barrel season. But 100 years ago, around when this photo of a stretch of 22 Mile Road in Shelby Township was taken, spring meant axle-deep mud and sunbaked ruts in the many ...Read More

Looking Back: The Ford-Peabody Mansion

Birmingham May 4, 2015

Looking Back: The Ford-Peabody Mansion

The Ford-Peabody Mansion is one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings. Frank Ford built this beautiful house in 1878 using his wife’s money. The house was designed by Almon C. Varney, a famous Detroit architect. ...Read More

Masonic Lodge celebrates 150 years in Farmington

Farmington April 29, 2015

Masonic Lodge celebrates 150 years in Farmington

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Masonic Lodge 151 has remained a civic and social bastion in the city since its inception in 1863. The 12 founders of the then-Farmington Village formed the lodge when they were also busy ...Read More

Baumgartner House celebrates 140 years

Fraser April 29, 2015

Baumgartner House celebrates 140 years

FRASER — The Baumgartner House is a historic staple in the city of Fraser, representing the age of yesteryear without all the technological advancements of today. And 140 years later, the house still stands. The ...Read More

Looking Back: Nine Mile and Mack in St. Clair Shores

St. Clair Shores April 22, 2015

Looking Back: Nine Mile and Mack in St. Clair Shores

Driving on Nine Mile Road during the flood of May 1948 was a challenge. In this image, two automobiles of various vintages are trying to pass each other in the middle of the road near the Dairy Bar. Without curbs and storm ...Read More

Looking Back: The Legend student newspaper

Warren April 22, 2015

Looking Back: The Legend student newspaper

Pictured is the front page of Warren Woods Tower High School’s The Legend student newspaper published in October 1984. The issue’s top stories — written by students — covered the approaching homecoming ...Read More

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

Oakland County April 15, 2015

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

OAKLAND COUNTY — From catching criminals on horseback in the 1820s to using helicopters today, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has maintained the same values it was founded on nearly two centuries ago, Oakland ...Read More

Looking Back: April 10, 1909 Easter recovery at Hotel Cass, Mount Clemens

Mount Clemens April 8, 2015

Looking Back: April 10, 1909 Easter recovery at Hotel Cass, Mount Clemens

Written by Kim Parr, director of the Macomb County Historical Society and Crocker House Museum, located at 15 Union St., Mount Clemens, MI 48043, www.crockerhousemuseum.com.Many people came to Mount Clemens to find cure by ...Read More

Looking Back: A village government

Roseville April 7, 2015

Looking Back: A village government

ROSEVILLE — This month’s Looking Back photo is of the municipal building of Erin Township and the village of Roseville circa 1929. The building was constructed that year and served as the hub of government for ...Read More

Looking Back: The Schott family

Fraser March 25, 2015

Looking Back: The Schott family

Fred Schott established a grocery and dry goods store on Utica Road, south of 14 Mile Road, in the early 1930s. His son, Alfred, later took over the business. Pictured is a winter scene of the Schott family by their Fraser ...Read More

Looking Back: Milk man Delbert Reese delivering for Miller Brothers Creamery

Mount Clemens March 25, 2015

Looking Back: Milk man Delbert Reese delivering for Miller Brothers Creamery

This is a photograph of Del Reese, whose route to deliver dairy products for Miller Brothers Creamery included Mount Clemens and Utica.In March of 1923, Miller Brothers Creamery Company bought out Mr. Schrade’s small ...Read More

Looking Back: East Detroit’s first municipal building

Eastpointe March 11, 2015

Looking Back: East Detroit’s first municipal building

EASTPOINTE — This month’s photo, taken during the 1940s, is of the original East Detroit municipal building. The building was located on Nine Mile Road just east of Gratiot Avenue, where the current police and ...Read More

Looking Back: Big Bear Market

St. Clair Shores March 11, 2015

Looking Back: Big Bear Market

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Big Bear Market was located on Greater Mack on the site of present-day Great Lakes Ace Hardware. It was one of the first major grocery stores in St. Clair Shores. Big Bear Markets of Michigan ...Read More

Looking Back: Interurban rail in Rochester

Rochester March 11, 2015

Looking Back: Interurban rail in Rochester

ROCHESTER — A watercolor painting by Rochester Hills resident William Steiner depicts the Detroit United Railway, known as the D.U.R., in 1900.The painting shows the high-speed electrified interurban railway sharing ...Read More

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