Sunday, May 15, 2011

1940 Southeast Quadrant

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to a wonderful page to look at pictures of various villages -- mostly older photographs. You can find the link by clicking here.

There is only one photograph of Fowlerville, which you can also see below. Unfortunately the photograph is not very good but you can see Blackmer's at the far left, Byerly's in the middle, and then at the far right the lack of a tall building at the southwest corner. In 1937, the Commercial Hotel was torn down and a gas station -- Pure Gas -- was built in its place. In my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, a better picture of that corner can be found on page 281 under the year 1953; a picture that had been republished in the Fowlerville News and Views years later when renovations were being made at that corner.

Be sure to check out the link for additional pictures of other towns in Michigan.

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