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Sincerely yours, Richard W. Reading

MAYOR RICHARD W. READING’S WORK MUST GO IN! Under the Reading administration the city’s total bonded indebtedness has been reduced $15,123,406! Under the Reading administration traffic fatalities have been cut 41%! Dick Reading, for his elimination of sit-down strikes, for his far-reaching economy program, for his purge of welfare cheats, for his tireless efforts to secure for Detroit…
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Eastland Mall - Original Proposal

** Welcome Wikipedians! ** Eastland Mall on Eight Mile Rd., in Harper Woods, was built in 1957. Originally an open air mall, it was later enclosed and became just like every other mall. The main anchor tenant was J.L. Hudson’s. However the Eastland built in 1957…
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Windsor's MCS

This was located on Windsor’s west side on Pelletier St., just a block from Crawford & Tecumseh. This photo was a MCRR Company shot, taken in 1943. The station was once the arrival point of all the celebrities coming to Windsor who played at the Elmwood Casino.
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The Fisher Building That Wasn't

Inspired by dFUNK’s excellent 5 part series last week on the Fisher Building , IM.com proudly presents The building we didn’t get… Coming from the mind of Albert Kahn, the Fisher building was built for the Fisher Brothers of “Body by Fisher” fame. The building was built in 1929, and was only phase one, of what was to be a three part project. The project was supposed…
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Victory Housing

Today’s Photo Du Jour covers Victory homes. In Canada theses homes were built and owned by Wartime Housing Ltd. The crown corporation bought materials and land and followed through with orders for homes across the country. Victory Homes came in two models: a two-room…
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Photo Du Jour - November 30, 2005 - Patricia St. House - Then & Now

Here is the front lawn after a family wedding in the late 1920’s Here is the same view today Here is a full view today And another older view. These older photos are courtesy of John Stefani, who’s Great-Grandparent’s owned the house in the 1920’s. According to the family, the house is a design of architect Albert Lothian. The house is certainly in his style, and…
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