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Looking Back: Kresge Co.

Looking Back: Kresge Co.In 1946, this S.S. Kresge Co. opened on the corner of 12 Mile Road and Griffith Ave. in Berkley. Longtime residents fondly remember the creaky wood floors and soda fountain.The store was named after founder Sebastian S. ...Read More




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: The Wellhausen Farm

Looking Back: The Wellhausen FarmShirley 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 Last of the Moravians, 1913

Looking back: The Last of the Moravians, 1913The monument in this photograph says “In the memory of the Moravian Mission to the Indians 1782. Erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Alexander Macomb Chapter 1913.” This dramatized photograph was ...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: 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: The first Roseville fire truck

Looking Back: The first Roseville fire truckThis 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




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: Shelby Township Christmas 1968

Looking Back: Shelby Township Christmas 1968This photo shows Christmas 1968 at the old Township Hall, built 20 years earlier and located on Van Dyke across from the Packard Proving Grounds. This small building contained the township’s Police Department, one of ...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: Santa comes to the Village of St. Clair Shores circa 1940s

Looking Back: Santa comes to the Village of St. Clair Shores circa 1940sIn 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 Lakeview Theatre

Looking Back: The Lakeview TheatreThe Lakeview Theatre, originally located at 30609 Jefferson Avenue, was owned and operated by Mr. Raymond Jewell Francis and his wife, Eva. He also sold real estate and had an office in the theatre. In the 1930s, a ticket ...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: Elizabeth Little, once upon a time

Looking Back: Elizabeth Little, once upon a timeWARREN — The current Van Dyke Public Schools administration building at 23500 MacArthur was once Elizabeth Little Elementary School, which was built in 1953, becoming the eighth school in the district at the time.It ...Read More




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In front of a standing-room-only courtroom in 3rd Circuit Court, a jury of three women and nine men pronounced former Grosse Pointe Park businessman Robert “Bob” Bashara, 57, guilty on all five counts in the 2012 murder of his wife, Jane Bashara. ...Read More

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