This week my find was located on the Detroit Historical Society’s Facebook page. I happened to be scrolling through my FB news feed and came across an item that related to my birthday.
What I saw was a photo taken on my birthday, March 13th, in the year 1903 in Detroit, where I was born. I remember Gratiot Ave. as a place my parents and grandparents talked about, along with Woodward Ave., Grand River and all the Mile roads in Detroit.
Here’s the image, used with the gracious permission of the Detroit Historical Society. I’ve darkened it just a little so it would show up better.
The caption for the image reads as follows:
On March 13, 1903, this scene was captured on McDougall Avenue, just north of Gratiot Avenue and looking north. St. Philip's Mission Church is visible adjacent to a plank sidewalk along with many residences.
Have you found items like this from your place of birth or where you grew up?
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