Looking Back

Published November 24, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Flowers rest in front of the tree at the Royal Oak Post Office that memorializes the workplace shooting in which a former employee killed four employees and then himself on Nov. 14, 1991.

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Published November 12, 2021

NOVI — A historic Novi home is slated to be demolished in the near future after failing to sell for $1.

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Published November 10, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — In October of 1856, Alonzo Snow sold the Hunter House and much of the land it sat on to Ira Toms. Over the previous decade, he had purchased the house from his father-in-law, John West Hunter, who had built it in 1822.

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Published October 27, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It was 1919 when Carl Hoffman decided to do something about the fact that there were no Lutheran churches in the area of St. Clair Shores, which was predominantly Roman Catholic.

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Published October 13, 2021

FERNDALE — Ferndale Public Schools has gone through many changes over the years, but one thing that has remained consistent has been the former Roosevelt school.

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Published October 13, 2021

EASTPOINTE — The local dance community continues to feel the loss of dancer and choreographer Denise Szykula-Giordano.

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Published October 6, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — With great facilities comes great responsibility.

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Published October 6, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — The Historical Society of Michigan announced the winners of its annual State History Awards, and the list includes a big honor for the Birmingham Museum.

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Published October 5, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After years of dreaming and searching, the Grosse Pointe Historical Society is finally getting a permanent home.

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Published September 27, 2021

ROYAL OAK — From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, the Royal Oak Historical Commission will host its annual Civil War program at the historic Orson Starr House, 3123 N. Main St., south of 13 Mile Road.

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Published September 23, 2021

ROCHESTER — Visitors of Rochester’s Main Street have varied in shape, size, and sometimes, even species.

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Published September 7, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Representatives from the Grosse Pointe Public School System, Michigan Historical Commission and Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors were among those on hand Aug. 30 to celebrate a state historical marker at Grosse Pointe South High School commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 speech there.

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Published August 13, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Taken from the 1923 booklet produced for the opening of the Detroit Masonic Country Club, or DMCC, this image of the water slide at the DMCC shows one of the many outdoor activities provided for members.

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Published August 12, 2021

SYLVAN LAKE — Midge Davidson said she was just kind of “cruising around” in 1987 when she discovered Sylvan Lake.

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Published August 9, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Thousands of years ago, life on what’s now a Sterling Heights school campus was a beach.

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Published July 29, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Historical Society Museum is revving up to start off the local car show scene.

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Published July 28, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — It’s one of metro Detroit’s most enduring mysteries, and it’s got a Birmingham connection.

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Published July 13, 2021

WARREN/HAMTRAMCK — Walking into the Hamtramck Historical Museum is like entering a time machine.

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Published July 1, 2021

ROCHESTER — A simple walk around town now shows just how rich the community’s history is.

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Published June 26, 2021

WARREN — Warren’s historic Bunert one-room schoolhouse has seen a lot of days, and it has seen better days.

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