Looking Back

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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Published June 23, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — Today, we are inundated with ads for all sorts of medications on the internet, TV and radio, in magazines, and more.

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Published June 21, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A photo album is awaiting reunion with its owners after being discovered in a roadway by a concerned citizen June 7 in Shelby Township.

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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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