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Ghost Road

Once upon a time, South Cameron Ave. ran all the way Tecumseh Rd. near the Michigan Central Train Station to Howard Avenue and Kenilworth Race Track. South Cameron hugged the rail line the entire way. Interesting to note, that Grand Marais also crossed the tracks back then too.

Today carved up by the Expressway and shopping plazas, the road terminates at Dougall and picks up again behind the roundhouse centre for a short distance. The line in red shows the original path of the road, overlaid on a current aerial view.

Looking at the view in Google Earth, it appeared that part of the road might still be in existence in the area between Dougall and the Expressway. A line of telephone poles in a parking lot mark the route of the old road.

An old sign frame on the pole, this probably once held a speed limit sign.

Slightly overgrown, and chopped off my the expressway, there was still a concrete road there.

Far from anything that would need it, a lamppost sits in the middle of some overgrown brush.

Concrete curbs mark the driveway to something long gone. This was near the light, maybe it was once a gas station?

Another view of the light.

A final view of the ghost road. As I’ve said before, more history right under our noses.

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