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Gbmp
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Post Number: 44
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There's a building at 9797 Erwin, real near City Airport, among those closed down art deco style plants/shops in that area. It has a bas relief piece over the entry with "Giovanni's" on it, along with what looks to me like a man wearing a chef's cap. The present owner of the building doesn't know its history, but the place has its picture in the book Art Deco in Detroit, by Savage and Kowalski, p.47 stating that it was a factory. Does anyone know anything about this place and its history?
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5284
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Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 9:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Sandborn map I have a copy of was done in 1933, revised to 1950.

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By 1950 there was an addition built in the rear and it was a laminated glass factory.

Giovannis Laminated Glass? :-)
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Aiw
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Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 9:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

However, December 1938's revision answers your question...

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Food cooking and packaging. Did/Was Giovanni's a retail distributor?
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5511
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Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 9:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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