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Ookpik
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 9:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)





A grocery store and Peter's Shoe Repairing.

For a larger version, please click here:

http://www.geocities.com/detpix/detpic58b.jpg

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Lilpup
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 9:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, look at all that snow! That's how I remember winters being.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 12:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's a great photo, but I sure can't place the location. Looks like early forties, and Michigan had front license plates in those years. The car in the foreground has none, but it seems the one right behind it in the street does have one. Looks like a '41 Chev. Pretty lady in the photo, too........:-)

I sure enjoy these photos, Ookpik. Thanks a ton for your efforts!
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Rb336
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 12:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not sure why, but it looks suburban to me
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Homer
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 1:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Next Store sign down the street seem to say Van Dyke........I think.
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Mikeg
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 1:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, it does look like "Van Dyke" in this enlargement of that section of the photo, which has been turned into a negative image for better readability.

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Jimaz
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 1:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That shoe repair sign sure looks familiar. There's a barber pole to the far left. Nice ornamental street lights!

I have a feeling I'll be kicking myself when this one's revealed. I'll take a guess it's somewhere in Warren.
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Psip
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 1:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think its CoD. The lamp poles give that away.
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Fareastsider
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 1:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I see four Coca Cola logos!
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Gtat44
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 2:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mikeg,
It does look like Van Dyke on the sign, although what's up with the "curly" thing on the end of it almost looks like an "R".
But still even though my gut wants to say Harper. I'll take a stab and say Van Dyke south of 7 Mile, west side of the street. If it is than that's a bowling pin on the sign and it's the Van Dyke bowling alley. I seem to remember some buildings across the street just like those you see, during my drives to work in the 80's.
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Psip
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 2:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I tend to agree with you Gtat44, but I have to do some digging to confirm. (just to busy right now to get into this)
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Ookpik
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 4:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ray1936 - Glad you enjoy the photos!

Bonus photo:





For a larger view: http://www.geocities.com/detpix/detpic57b.jpg

Ookpik
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Bob_cosgrove
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From the sun angle, it could be Warren or Mack looking west between Alter Road and Connor.

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Jerome81
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 4:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is the bonus photo related to the first? Same location?
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Jerome81
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I don't know if that sign says Van Dyke.

Looks like Van is indeed the first word. But the second word is S-NR? The last letter does look like an R with a long tail.

And it sure as heck looks like that is a bowling pin on the sign. Any bowling alleys/bowling supply stores named "Van XXXX"?



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Redvetred
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It looks like the sign says VANSPAR or VANSTAR. Could that shape be a bottle (liquor store) or musical instrument (music shop)?

I'm a newbie and am enjoying all this detective work. Thanks.
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Ookpik
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 6:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Bonus Photo shows what is across the street from the first photo.

Redvetred - Welcome! We can always use another "sleuth."

Ookpik
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Oliverdouglas
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 7:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How 'bout "Valspar" - could it be a hardware store?
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Catman_dude
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 10:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The image in the VanXXXX sign does not conform to the shape of a regulation bowling pin. The "neck" is too long. There appears to be indentations on the sides and there is something running vertically in the middle of the image. This seems to suggest a violin of sorts....Music store?
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Detroithabitater
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I'm not sure that is a regulation size shoe either....

just messin catman!
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Catman_dude
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 11:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You know what? I believe that word below the "Van XXXX" *IS* the word "Bowling." After blowing up the large-sized picture 400%, the image DOES conform to the shape of a regulation bowling pin.

ALSO, the "R with a long tail" is actually one of those telephone pole step-spikes obscuring the last letter of the sign. So ignore my previous post regarding it to be a music store.
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Gtat44
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 2:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Still leaning towards Van Dyke

going to bed have to work at midnight.

Ookpik, now I have to take an ambien. I'll be home at 5:30 A.M. (EST) I'm sure you all will have it figured out by then. You guys are to good to let it go another day:-)
Plus I'm running out of Pepto. LOL
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Psip
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 7:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is an enhanced view of the sign in question.
I can't get much from the rest of the picture. Its all to far away.


Van xxxx
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20043_stotter
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 8:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It looks like a bowling pin in this last picture and if it is, than the picture is on Van Dyke, south of 7 mile. The row of stores looks like the west side of VD. I'm almost sure. By the looks of the cars, it was taken in the 40's. I'd almost bet my last pierogi on it.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 8:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What was that website that showed street-level photos of storefronts accessed via a map interface? Was it A9? It says there: "A9 Maps are no longer available." Bummeroni with cheese! That was a great resource.

Is there an equivalent alternative?

(Message edited by Jimaz on May 12, 2007)
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Psip
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is a wild guess.
Van Dyke and Stockton

VD Stockton


All the houses in that area are exactly the same. Same roof lines.
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Psip
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 8:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The other factor is there must be a stop light on the main street.

(Message edited by PSIP on May 12, 2007)
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Psip
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Here is a DTE photomap from 1949:
I listed a building as the bowling ally because it is deeper then the others.
Notice the empty lot on the other side of the road.

DTE


Those things match up BUT, there are a lot of other things missing, like the gas station.
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Ookpik
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 8:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think you guys are on the right track! I was sorting my negatives today and was surprised to run across this photo:





The street sign appears to read Van Dyke. The presence of the safety patrol as well as a police officer would seem to indicate that a school was close by.

For a larger view: http://www.geocities.com/detpixii/detpic64b.jpg

Ookpik
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The cross-street street sign seems to start with an "S"

I love the suspense in these contests!
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Psip
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There appears to be a school on Stockton on the left side below.
School


(Message edited by PSIP on May 12, 2007)
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


XLSS


An aside: Why does a reverse image of "STOP" appear on that stop sign?
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Psip
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good ? Jimaz,
This pretty much confirms its Van Dyke at Stockton.

Stop


can't see it very well, but it says Van Dyke and the second word starts with S
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

schools

BTW, the streetcar tracks are still there, but streetcars were converted in 1938.

(Message edited by Livernoisyard on May 12, 2007)
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The kid on the left looks very worried about something.

Worried

("The dog ate my homework." Yeah. Maybe that will work. [crossing fingers])
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Psip
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think its interesting that block on the east side of VD had been vacant for over 60 years. That was a pretty well developed area.
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Ookpik
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The word STOP appears reversed because signs of that era were made of embossed steel. We are seeing the BACK of the sign in the photo.

Put a fork in it - looks like this one is done! :-)

Thanks guys!

Ookpik
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Jimaz
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Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 9:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, thank you, Ookpik! These are so much fun!
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20043_stotter
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Well, the bonus photo did it for me. The building with the Pfeiffer beer sign, I know very well. It had 2 storefronts. the store on the left was a sweetshop that sold bulk ice cream, candies, magazines and comic books. It was located on the east side of VD around Stockton or Grixdale or close by to those streets. I would go there with my parents 1950-51. I believe that building is still there and the next time I go down there, I will confirm the street. I believe it's one block north of Stockton.
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Homer
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Great detective work. Congrats to all.........
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Royce
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Anybody notice the grocery store sign mentioning, "Groceries to take out." Seems like a given that when you bought groceries you took them out of the store. Interesting saying.
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Mikeg
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Royce, the "to take out" refers to the "Beer-Wine", meaning their license allowed beer and wine to be sold for "take out" and not for consumption on the premises.
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Royce
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Thanks, Mikeg.
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Mikem
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west side of Van Dyke, north to south:

18507 Casmir Zebrowski beer garden & bowling alley
Grixdale intersects
18439 Kazmer Dzencol, beer garden
18433 Michael Mentlikowski, groceries
18427 Mrs Tille Kus, women's furnishings
18425 C F Smith Co (branch), groceries
18419-21 Van Dyke Public Market, groceries & meats
18417 Peter Koomjian, shoe repair
18415 George Bergler, groceries
18408-11 Walter Arasimowicz, groceries
18405 Joseph Merabile, barber & Wanda Tobash, beauty shop
18401 Sigmund Buszek, drugs
Stockton intersects



east side of Van Dyke, north to south:

18520 John Kelba, oil & fuel
Grixdale intersects
18448 Mrs Lottie Storey, beauty shop
18440 Crystal Lunch
18438 Frank Russo, shoe repair


Stockton intersects
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Ray1936
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Great thread. If it had turned out to be the west side, it would have been solved thus:

pix
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Brewcitypunk
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Keep posting pictures Oopik, the depth into which everyone researches these pictures of old Detroit amazes me. What interests me most is the comparison of the old photos and recent satellite imagery. Fascinating. I am glad there is an urban forum of people who have my interests.
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65memories
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I agree Brewcity. Ookpik, your photos have been an interesting challenge, evoking so many memories. Please keep them coming.
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Jjaba
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Thanks Ray1936. You look Marvelous in your white AAA crossing guard sash. Give us a location.

jjaba, Proudly Westside, but love the names of those Eastside Merchants. Priceless. Sounds like Poles, Italians, Armenians, Czechs, Ukrainians.
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Ookpik
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Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 8:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Glad everyone enjoys the photos! I will keep posting 'em - I have fairly large collection to choose from.



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Psip
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Having 3 photos helped.
This was not as bad as XXX, the Grand River photo.
I wish I had more time, but pretty busy right now.
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Ray1936
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"Thanks Ray1936. You look Marvelous in your white AAA crossing guard sash. Give us a location."

My corner was Schoolcraft and Sorrento; I imagine yours was a tad east of there. But for the sake of the photo, we'll say we were at Schoolcraft and Wyoming, protecting our mates against a runaway Dexter bus.........
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Bulletmagnet
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The mom was HOT! And a defunct gas station to boot. Thanks Oopik!
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http://atlas.freshlogicstudios .com/?cp=42.42903499647329~-83 .02424974351748&style=o&scene= 42.42903499647329


here is an arial shot of the location. You can kinda see some of the store fronts.
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Jjaba
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Ray1936, we had crossing guards in front of Noble School, Fullerton and Ohio. For those of us walking home north of there, there were no guards on busy streets like Davison, Schoolcraft, Wyoming. Keep up your good work.

jjaba, Westsider.
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Bulletmagnet
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Here are a few shots of the Van Dyke/Stockdon intersection as it looked today.
East side of Van Dyke looking south:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/monday may142007067.jpg?t=1179192387
West side of Van Dyke looking east:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/monday may142007072.jpg?t=1179192631
West side of Van Dyke looking north/east:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/monday may142007058.jpg?t=1179192753
Looking due east from Stockton:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/monday may142007081.jpg?t=1179193435
The school they attended:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/monday may142007078.jpg?t=1179193574
Defunct Detroit gas station on Van Dyke at Emily:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/monday may142007083.jpg?t=1179193038
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/monday may142007084.jpg?t=1179193095

Bullet, east/west-sided
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Ray1936
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Good job, bullet.
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Urbanize
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Van Dyke at one point was like an eastside Livernois. Can't say that after seeing those photos.
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Catman_dude
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Bullet, could you get pictures of both sides of Van Dyke NORTH of Stockton? (The ones you posted were of Van Dyke south of Stockton) I'm interested in seeing what the buildings look like nowdays compared to the pictures Ookpik posted earlier in this thread.
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Waz
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I started thinking they did a poor job of shoveling the sidewalks at that intersection if it was a main crossing for schoolkids.

But then I remembered, those were the days before slip-and-fall lawsuits.
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20043_stotter
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Waz, and is was way, way before snow blowers.
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Hpgrmln
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Ive seen people identify 40s and 50s cars, but what about 70s cars?
As one would guess from the reference to an AMC Gremlin in my username, I LOVE 70s cars, but that black one in the background of the very last "today" pic-with the scrap removal truck- has me stumped. The front end was cropped so the telltale signs arent there. I think its either an early 70's Lincoln or circa '72 T-bird. Anyone want to take a shot at it?
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Jman
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My guess is a 73/74 Mercury.
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Ookpik
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That's a good guess - Ford LTD or Mercury Montego.

Ookpik
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56packman
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I'm going with LTD--and it didn't spend it's whole life in this area, 'cause those cars liked to rust.
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Ventura67
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In almost every respect I'm sure that street scene was much nicer at the time than you would find today but is anyone else glad those huge utility poles are largely gone from most of Detroit's streets at some point?
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Hpgrmln
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Nothing like a Detroit picture with old Detroit-made machinery, eh?
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Ootpik, thank you so much for your continued contributions of your stimulative "Old Photo ** - Where Is This?" threads and images. They have been entertaining and informative, a source of great enjoyment to all.

In recognition of this all your threads have have been archived in the Hall of Fame forum.

From me, and I am sure in behalf of the forum, thank you and keep'em coming!

[Applause]
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Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 10:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow! Thanks Lowell! :-) I must mention that without the gracious help of Mikeg, who provides web space for the photos, none of this would have been possible. I appreciate everyone's participation in the threads. I have learned so much about Detroit, the city of my birth, that I hope I can remember it all!

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Username: Bulletmagnet

Post Number: 575
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 8:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congrats Ook! Way ta go, pal :-)

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