Looking Back: The sheetmetal building

Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published February 11, 2015

Photo courtesy of the Roseville Public Library Photographic Archive


ROSEVILLE — This month’s photo is of the Frank Biehl Sheetmetal & Electrical Work building on Gratiot Avenue in what is now Roseville, circa 1926.

The Biehl family lived in an apartment at the back of the building during the 1920s — note the side porch in the photograph — and Frank Biehl eventually became Roseville Village president.

The store’s location went on to become Tony’s Bar, before changing hands multiple times, becoming the Flanagan Restaurant, then Jo-Jo’s, before today, when it is now occupied by the Canton Inn.