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Detroit Trucking Company

This intersting old building sits on Fort Street, at the south west corner with St. Anne.

Orignally built as the Detroit Trucking company, I think that enterprise was short lived.

As evidenced by the painted signs, this building was home to different companies before the fire struck.

The Sandborn Maps aren’t much help. The land in 1921 was home to a rooming house. St. Anne’s was known as Dort St. in ’21. Note the property to the east. A house in front, with a restaurant in the back. It would appear that Fort street Didn’t get built up until the Bridge arrived.

This map from 1943 shows the building as simply “Private Trucking Garage”. I am assuming that the Detroit Trucking Company was gone by then, although Sandborn Maps didn’t always label by occupant. Intersting to note that Dort is now known as 19th St., and the Restuarant is now a Truck Repair with the dwelling at the front of the property demolished.

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