Saturday, December 31, 2011

1905 Main Four Corners

According to Chester Clark, an historian very familiar with Livingston county history in the mid-1990s (now deceased):

Top photo, Grand Avenue looking north, circa 1902 to 1909. Notice tall brick building, opposite hotel, where IGA parking lot now is. Whose Grocery, Restaurant, and Bakery? Lower photo, Grand River Avenue, looking east. Notice brickwork arch, now Doug and Mary Burnie's hardware. The cooking exhibit by Laurel Ranges was in town. Early auto, right hand drive, drove down the center so as not to scare the horse.
These two photographs were republished in The Fowlerville News and Views when Mr. Clark was writing historical articles for the area. According to his farewell valedictory, he wrote over 200 articles and they are in our historical collection -- I am happy to report. He preserved so much information for the rest of us.

If you are interested in looking at our collection, I am there every first and third Tuesday of the month at 9 am. The collection is located in a locked closet in the village office in the council chambers.

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