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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 315
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 10:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A few shots (DQP Lite) for you to chew:
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 1348
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 3:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gee, Bullet, don'tcha known where the west side is? :-)

Seriously....thanks again. Good pix.
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 329
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 3:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WestJjabaside? I need to renew my passport. I guess the eastside is getting worn through, so I will take your suggestion to heart Ray1936. It is interesting in Detroit, how East really is East, and West is West. I will make the twain meet, so stay tuned friend...
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 1349
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Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 5:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ah! Like waiting for the ketchup to fall from the bottle.....anticipation....... ..
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Yelloweyes
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Post Number: 129
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 8:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

which school is that in the last photo? Burroughs? Barbour? I was thinking the same thing the previous were thinking before I read their posts.
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Swbaby12345
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Post Number: 20
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 10:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I absolutly love these pics BULLETMAGNET!
I know just area you get most of them from!
I too like to take pics like yours.
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Gtat44
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Post Number: 114
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 10:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ahh! The old Chene Trombley Market. I used to cash my checks there when the party store on Lincoln and Holden didn't have the cash. A buddy of mine used to live down the way on Farnsworth and Moran. BTW they used to have a photo in that store of the original owner upstairs with Coleman Young checking out machine guns.
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 330
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Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gtat44, oh would I love to see that Colman Young photo! Is it in the public domain?
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Gtat44
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Post Number: 115
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Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 8:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From what I remember, and it's been 4 years or so since I lived up there. It was above the beer cooler in the corner where the deli is.
If you were to come in the front doors go to your upper left hand corner. Coleman was wearing a plaid brown suit, with his trademark grin sitting on a couch upstairs.
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Fury13
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Post Number: 1543
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 1:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Eastside's where it's at!

Incidentally, the Chene-Trombly Market was moved to that location off the I-94 service drive (hell, I still call it Harper) after the original one (you guessed it... located at Chene and Trombly) was demo'd for the Poletown GM plant.

Which church is in that last pic?

Got any pics of Nativity of Our Lord, my dad's old parish?
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Royce
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Post Number: 2195
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 3:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The church is St. Hyacinth Catholic Church. Bulletmagnet, you sure love that area of town. That Chene-Ford Fwy-Van Dyke-Gratiot area has to be the most abandoned area in the city. I went to school at St. Elizabeth/Eastside Vicariate and I remember when McDougall and Chene Streets were alive with activity.

The GM-Poletown plant destroyed a lot of continuity between the south side of the Ford Fwy and the north side of the freeway that led to Hamtramck. I still remember the area where St. Joseph Hospital and St. John the Baptist Church used to be. Would the area still be vibrant had the GM-Poletown plant not have been built?
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Bearinabox
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Post Number: 172
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 9:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Let's not forget that massive incinerator belching toxic smoke across the neighborhood...
Seriously, though, I've often wondered that myself.
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Fury13
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Post Number: 1545
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Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 10:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've often heard that the incinerator and the Poletown plant were CAY's revenge for the "urban renewal" in Black Bottom. Anyone else?
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 335
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 6:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fury13, I have heard that story as well. It was kind of like introducing a plague. I guess it worked, to some extent.
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Fury13
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Post Number: 1550
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Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 5:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh, it worked, all right (if, in fact, that was CAY's intent). That neighborhood, which was thriving in the '60s and early '70s, is nearly dead.

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