History Has A Way Of Repeating Itself (part 1 of 2)

In 1941, 2 entire blocks of houses were built (with the exception of 3 houses, built in 1926, 1944, and 1966) neighboring Glenhurst Golf Course to the west and 6 Mile Rd to the north. It was only a matter of time before the need for nearby shopping would arise. Just across 6 Mile, a small brick … Continue reading History Has A Way Of Repeating Itself (part 1 of 2)

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Confessions of a Board Member: Mac MacDermaid

I hate history. There, I said it. Not exactly a great quality when you're a board member of a historical commission. In high school I was convinced that my history teacher was actually in the Revolutionary War. We're talking old - like, so old that he was probably attached to strings, Weekend at Bernie's style. … Continue reading Confessions of a Board Member: Mac MacDermaid

An Early Redford Doctor and Holcomb Elementary

When construction began on Holcomb Elementary School in 1925, it sat within the boundaries of Redford Township. Before it opened in 1926, however, it became part of Detroit Schools. The school was named for Samuel Drayton Holcomb, who was born in North Pelham, Ontario in 1857. Samuel married Annie Winn Lackie in 1880, and around that … Continue reading An Early Redford Doctor and Holcomb Elementary