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Looking Back: Vinsetta Garage

Looking Back: Vinsetta GarageParking does not appear to be a major problem in this 1925 picture of the Vinsetta Garage, located at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Eaton Road in Berkley.At that time, the garage rented out the building attached to it ...Read More




Looking Back: Roseland Park Cemetery

Looking Back: Roseland Park CemeteryThe Roseland Park Cemetery opened with these original gates in June of 1910 at the corner of Woodward Avenue and 12 Mile Road in Berkley. The curved signs fell during a snowstorm and were never replaced.The opening was such ...Read More




Looking Back: Our Lady of Refuge Church

Looking Back: Our Lady of Refuge ChurchThis photograph shows the inside of Our Lady of Refuge Church in the 1930s. It stood on Catalpa Drive where the tennis courts now sit.The church was later moved to Harvard Road and was renamed Our Lady of LaSalette.This ...Read More




Looking Back: Kerner Farm

Looking Back: Kerner FarmKerner Farm was located on the west side of Clinton River Road, just north of Budd Park. Lois Harder McFarland provided these photos of the original homestead of Frederich Kerner, which stood from 1823-1906. From Jim ...Read More




Looking Back: East Detroit's 1952 City Council

Looking Back: East Detroit's 1952 City CouncilIn this photograph dated November 1952, City Manager Charles Beaubien swears in Mayor James Anderson and the new City Council members at the East Detroit Municipal Building.On the far right is Beaulah Kantner, who was the ...Read More




Looking Back: Oakwood Middle School, September 1953

Looking Back: Oakwood Middle School, September 1953This month’s photo shows the opening day at Oakwood Middle School in September 1953. Formerly part of the East Detroit School District, Oakwood was opened to handle a massive influx of students who were overpopulating ...Read More




Looking Back: 1964 Goodfellow Game

Looking Back: 1964 Goodfellow GameGrosse Pointe City Mayor Dale Scrace (not pictured) was a senior at Detroit Southeastern High School when the school played an iconic game with the St. Ambrose Cavaliers Football Team during the 1964 Goodfellow Game. Scrace, ...Read More




Looking Back: Henry and Charlotte Sherrard

Looking Back: Henry and Charlotte SherrardA classical scholar who taught at the respected Detroit Central High School, Henry Sherrard was one of the eminent educators of the Detroit schools. ...Read More




Looking Back: Hartung Airport

Looking Back: Hartung AirportThis month’s photo shows an airplane at Hartung Airport in Roseville, circa 1943. The pilot is unknown. Hartung Airport, known originally as Packard Field before being renamed after the company that managed it, was ...Read More




Looking Back: Fire at the Leonard Service Station

Looking Back: Fire at the Leonard Service StationOn April 4, 1967, a fire broke out at the Leonard Service Station on Van Dyke at Wiloray, damaging the roof and blowing out a plate glass window. Station owner Stanley Stover had the building repaired, and the business ...Read More




Looking Back: Shelby Township’s first water main

Looking Back: Shelby Township’s first water mainTerry, 4, is watching workers install the township’s first water main on Dequindre Road in 1967. ...Read More




Looking Back: 1928 South Lake High School football team

Looking Back: 1928 South Lake High School football teamStudents look on from the windows and doorway as Coach Ralph E. Carpenter and his football team pose for this photograph outside South Lake High School in 1928. ...Read More




Looking Back: St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, 1826-2014

Looking Back: St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, 1826-2014When St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church closed its doors at the end of June, 2014, the saga of a mission that was founded in 1826 took a new direction. Our Lady of Hope parish is the new name for the combined parishes of St. ...Read More




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November 18, 2014

Cause of fatal car crash remains under investigation

Police continue their investigation into a Nov. 14 fatal crash involving a minivan that drove at a high rate of speed through a portion of the city before crashing into a church wall. ...Read More

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