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Rhymeswithrawk
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Post Number: 1130
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 4:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did it have one?
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Stinger4me
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Post Number: 188
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Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 5:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just a guess 701 Woodward Avenue. The numbers ran from 700 at Fort St.. It was on the west side of Woodward so it would be an odd number.
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Aiw
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Post Number: 6552
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Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 5:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to the Fire Insurance Map, it was 731 Woodward.
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Fury13
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Post Number: 3943
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Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 5:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And what was the address before Jan. 1, 1921, when the renumbering of all Detroit addresses officially went into effect?
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Post Number: 1131
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Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 7:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's what I wanna know, Fury.
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Aiw
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Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 7:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This might sound dumb, but I don't think it had an address previously.

The 731 is off the 1921 map, and that year old and new addresses are denoted. City Hall doesn't have an old address noted. On the 1884 and 1897 maps there is no address noted for City Hall.

The last address south of City Hall on Woodward under the old numbering system was 131.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Post Number: 1132
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Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

AIW, you are a lifesaver.
I'd love to get my hands on that map!
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Fury13
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Post Number: 3947
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Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 2:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So, the Hammond Building was 131 Woodward? AIW, do you have a listing for the Woodward address of the Majestic Building (the next building north of City Hall)?

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