Looking Back

Published November 22, 2019

ROCHESTER — The post office at Fourth Street and Walnut Boulevard was constructed and dedicated in June of 1938 following a large ceremony with a parade down Walnut Boulevard.

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Published November 21, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — It may seem weird to try to imagine a world without banks, credit cards or direct deposit, but for early Birmingham farmers and businesspeople, it was reality.

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Published November 18, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Today, most people associate emergency rescue and ambulance services with the fire department, but in St. Clair Shores, transport of injured patients was the responsibility of the Police Department until 1949, even though the Fire Department had been established in 1927.

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Published November 5, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Preserving local history. That was the goal of an old photo scanning event Oct. 25 at Macomb Township Town Hall, hosted by the Macomb Township Historical Commission.

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Published November 5, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From Nov. 10 to Jan. 11, the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum will host its latest exhibit, which focuses on the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, also known as D-Day, during World War II.

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Published November 4, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It was the character of the house that sold Amanda McLaughlin and Jeff Sloan on their 11 Mile Road home.

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Published October 29, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The state has marked a local landmark’s place in history.

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Published October 25, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On June 18, 1933, 21-year-old Frederick Stearns II decided to take his biplane up for a spin. Literally.

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Published October 14, 2019

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — Two houses of worship in Ferndale and Berkley, respectively, are celebrating their 100th anniversaries within a few of weeks of each other.

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Published October 14, 2019

ROSEVILLE — For 50 years, people in the Roseville community have been able to count on Dale and Sue Moase when it comes to meeting landscaping needs. The couple’s business, Dale’s Landscaping Supply, is celebrating half a century in business.

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Published October 8, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Past and present Grosse Pointe Academy, or GPA, staff, parents and board members reminisced about the good times when they gathered Oct. 4 to celebrate the school’s 50-year anniversary.

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Published October 8, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — Enjoy the crisp autumn air while listening to tales of local lore and history during Legends of the Fall, which will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, rain or shine.

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Published October 4, 2019

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe High School recently got a blast from the past as alumni from the class of 1979 opened a time capsule that had been buried on the school grounds the year they graduated.

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Published September 17, 2019

Museum to hold Sept. 22 open house for 100th anniversary

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Published September 16, 2019

UTICA — When Bill Wrede saw a gaping hole in the north tower of the World Trade Center, he knew it had to have been a major aircraft.

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Published September 13, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — For more than two decades, the residents of St. Clair Shores had the library come to them, via a bookmobile. For at least part of that time, this bookmobile was the only one operating in Macomb County.

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Published September 10, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Hills’ Historic District Commission and Historical Commission, along with the nonprofit Preservation Farmington, have partnered with the Michigan Historic Preservation Network to host a historical preservation workshop for residents.

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Published August 26, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — On Aug. 16, 1812, Gen. William Hull, commander of the Fort of Detroit and governor of the Michigan Territory, surrendered the fort to British forces without a single shot fired — an act that would shape the city of Birmingham we know today.

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Published August 20, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Historic Districts Commission recently awarded Rochester University the Earl E. Borden Historic Preservation Award for preserving and restoring a historical barn and silo, which date back to the early 1900s.

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Published August 8, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A group dedicated to preserving the history of West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake and Keego Harbor is now celebrating a historical milestone of its own, marking 45 years since the group first formed.

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