Looking Back

Published June 12, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In 1934, William C. Miller opened Miller Marina, building a dock with 2x4s and planks and renting out fishing boats.

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Published June 11, 2021

TROY — Troy Historical Society members, and Historic Village and city staff celebrated the long-awaited grand opening and formal introduction of the Niles-Barnard House to the Troy Historic Village campus June 7.

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Published June 10, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — On May 14, 1921, the Plum Hollow Country Club opened its doors to the public. Now, exactly 100 years later, the 157-acre site at Nine Mile and Lahser roads is still standing thanks to its leadership and support from members.

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Published June 10, 2021

TROY — After a year that saw the temporary, and sometimes permanent, closures of businesses across the globe, two local business owners aren’t just glad to have survived another year, but to have made it 100 or more years in business.

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Published June 6, 2021

WARREN — Before the Warren Community Center opened its doors to the public in January 2003, the site was home to Warren High School. Before that, it was the William Murthum School.

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Published May 26, 2021

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Three and a half years after ground was broken in November 2017, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores is finally able to welcome the public into its new Visitor Center.

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Published May 25, 2021

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s beloved Halfway Schoolhouse got a facelift on May 15, thanks to the East Detroit Historical Society and some local volunteers. They spent the day repainting the exterior and doing some basic maintenance on the building.

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Published April 28, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Established in 1935 by the women who were members of the St. Clair Shores Study Club, the St. Clair Shores Public Library spent its first years in a single room in the Municipal Building.

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Published April 22, 2021

ROCHESTER — For one week in 1949, a mobile unit came to Rochester providing free chest X-rays to over 1,000 people in the area.

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Published April 17, 2021

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Fire Department is one of the city’s oldest and most esteemed organizations. This year, it is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and two local leaders are putting out a book to celebrate it.

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Published March 22, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Since the first professional spring training game was played Feb. 27 this year, we are looking back to baseball in St. Clair Shores 80 years ago.

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Published March 11, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — When Linda Osborne Cynowa moved to Macomb Township in the 1980s, she didn’t realize the amount of history bound up in the 36-square-mile community.

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Published March 11, 2021

ROCHESTER — The house at 444 W. University Drive in Rochester was built around 1906 with brick from the recently demolished Detroit Sugar Co., a failed beet sugar plant located near Ludlow Street.

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Published March 9, 2021

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester and Rochester Hills have joined forces to preserve Rochester’s archives and historical items for years to come.

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Published February 26, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — Mary Thompson was born in Southfield in 1871 and died in Southfield at age 96 in 1967.

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Published February 12, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — Last fall, local volunteers set out to raise funds to place markers at the graves of former slaves and early Birmingham residents George and Eliza Taylor, to give them a proper end to their story.

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Published February 7, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ice boating was popular on Lake St. Clair, particularly from the 1920s to the middle part of the 20th century.

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Published January 25, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The history of the Royal Oak police began in 1918, three years before the village was incorporated as a city, when Philip H. Beauvais officially formed a police department.

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Published January 12, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The two-weekend installation of a 5-by-8-foot ceramic mosaic featuring prominent figures from Royal Oak’s history and well-known staples around town concluded during the first week of December.

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Published January 11, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — 2021 marks the first year since 1984 that Janet Dunn is not reporting for work — in some capacity — in Macomb Township.

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