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Ookpik
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 6:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)





A large factory with what appears to be a nearby residential area. The license plate on the Plymouth Plaza is interesting.



For a larger view:

http://www.geocities.com/detpixii/detpix68b.jpg

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20043_stotter
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 7:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm thinking the factory is the Dodge main in Hamtramck. It had several stories like in the picture. I had a chance to walk each level when it was gutted and scheduled to be demolished. I remember thinking at the time, "It these walls could talk".
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Jman
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 8:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It could be Ford Highland Park taken from the alley behind Manchester Ave. The house on the left looks much like an old girlfriends house who lived upstairs.
Two 55 Plymouths and a 53 Olds.
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56packman
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 8:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Two homes covered in Brickote!

the T-111 of the pre-war generation
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 8:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That don't build homes like they used to. [sarcasm implied]
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Ray1936
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 10:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Definitely a 1957 license plate.
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Swingline
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 10:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Michigan will always be a water-wonderland.
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Danny
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 10:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could be the Packard Properties.

(Message edited by danny on June 07, 2007)
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Hornwrecker
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 11:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Packard had brickwork under the window frames, so did Hupp on E. Milwaukee, and Dodge Main. I've been looking a photos of each of them, and the next best guess would be the old Chrysler Jefferson; there were some houses oriented that way to it, on the east side of the plant.

There was another similar building east of Dodge on Mt Elliot, whose name escapes me right now.
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Norwalk
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 11:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

those are some steep steps!
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56packman
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 11:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

or Chrysler (nee: Briggs, Michigan metal stamping) Mack ave.
Chrysler-Briggs Mack
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Urbanize
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 11:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like the place on Concord and E. Grand BLVD.
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Swingline
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 12:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like the 2-block wide neighborhood just east of St. Jean btw Mack and Warren that was razed along with the old stamping plant for the Mack Ave. engine plant. I think that 56packman got it.

(Message edited by swingline on June 07, 2007)
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Dodgemain
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 4:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Im thinking Packard on Concord. I dont remember houses that close to the Dodge plant. Also we have been here at the Packard 2 other times already.

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