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Bob_cosgrove
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 1:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sometimes printed materials can be inaccurate. Take for example the Barcus c.1939 drawing of the industry along Detroit's east water front posted on the now closed Old Car Factories 15 thread by Mikem on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 6:11 p.m. Mikem had no way of knowing there is at least one inaccuracy in this drawing.

Barcus has Parke, Davis & Company immediately west of the U.S. Royal Plant which was near the Belle Bridge. Now Stroh's River Place, the Parke-Davis complex is at the foot of Joseph Campau - much further west beyond the Buhl Brothers warehouse (Adair Street at the River) and the Berry Brothers Paints & Varnish, both of which were where the Harbor Town development is today.

Mike Davis in the book he edited for the Engineering Society of Detroit "The Techonology Century," Engineering Technology Publishing, Detroit, 1995, has the Barcus drawing with Parke-Davis in its proper location thanks to today's digital technology.

Bob Cosgrove

Barcus Dwg with Parke-Davis out of place
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Bob_cosgrove
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I should have added that Barcus was a wonderful artist and long time member of The Algonquin Club - Detroit's old line (founded c.1935) local history club which meets September through May every other month in Detroit and Windsor.

Bob Cosgrove
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Mikem
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 10:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Bob.

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