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    I've seen you whine about Cavanagh on multiple...

    I've seen you whine about Cavanagh on multiple occasions and lump him in with Miriani. Are you aware that in his time as mayor, Cavanagh was viewed by a significant number of white residents as the...
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    The Mayfield Chop House was on Griswold, in the...

    The Mayfield Chop House was on Griswold, in the block between Grand River and Clifford.
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    I guess that is a personal preference deal. Back...

    I guess that is a personal preference deal. Back in the 1950's-1960's the chop houses were at the top of the downtown food pyramid.
  4. Actually, Tom Sizemore grew up near Gratiot & 6...

    Actually, Tom Sizemore grew up near Gratiot & 6 mile on Hamburg.
  5. Danny Thomas was Lebanese.

    Danny Thomas was Lebanese.
  6. Yes, he is very likely an aide to Cavanagh. The...

    Yes, he is very likely an aide to Cavanagh. The guy on stage doesn't closely resemble a Common Council member in those days.
  7. If you're referring to the part of the video...

    If you're referring to the part of the video starting around 0:52 that is not Jerry Cavanagh.
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    It's with 'd' rather than 't' and pronounced...

    It's with 'd' rather than 't' and pronounced Gadsby. Anyway, Bill Gadsby lived nearby on Memorial back then.
  9. The Free Press certainly did their homework about...

    The Free Press certainly did their homework about 447 Henry on the map they generated...Well, not really. Anyway, 447 was the Pla-Mor bowling alley until probably the late 1960's.
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    Paul Case was the Pla-Mor proprietor. It probably...

    Paul Case was the Pla-Mor proprietor. It probably ceased as a bowling alley not long after you graduated from Cass Tech. By the 1970's, a small party store and market selling meats were in there. The...
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    Dakota Inn Rathskeller

    Dakota Inn Rathskeller
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    The City-County Building opened in the mid-50's...

    The City-County Building opened in the mid-50's and Old City Hall was not demolished until 1961. Some city offices remained in Old City Hall until the end and then moved to the City County Building.
  13. When referring to Mount Clemens, are referring to...

    When referring to Mount Clemens, are referring to strictly the county or the city of Mount of Clemens as well?

    Basically, a mentally ill homeless person was elected and serving as the Macomb...
  14. No, it was a house in Warren near 8 Mile and Van...

    No, it was a house in Warren near 8 Mile and Van Dyke.
  15. Picture #1 is Second & Temple. The Ansonia...

    Picture #1 is Second & Temple. The Ansonia Apartments is the building on the right side of the photograph. The Masonic Temple is just east of here across Second from the Ansonia.
  16. Final mass at All Saints Church was today

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/12/30/final-mass-all-saints-church-southwest-detroit/946910001/

    The final mass was this morning at All Saints. It appears they are...
  17. John Dingell represented a good portion of...

    John Dingell represented a good portion of Detroit's west side from 1955-1964. In those days he lived around the Livernois-Curtis area on Pennington. However, the district boundaries were redrawn and...
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    Bagley & Grand River. Before Nick's it was...

    Bagley & Grand River. Before Nick's it was Eastman's Gaslight and then until 1959, Hund's Grill.
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    Holy Cross on Outer Drive was at least open by...

    Holy Cross on Outer Drive was at least open by September of 1951. St. Francis closed around 1969-70.
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    Actually, Renaissance High School is on the site...

    Actually, Renaissance High School is on the site of the old Detroit Catholic Central High School.
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    The Ramona Theater was open until 1975. In 1961,...

    The Ramona Theater was open until 1975. In 1961, their was certainly no talk of closing that place. The only issue was the lack of on-site or nearby dedicated parking lot. Definitely one of the...
  22. When the Pistons moved from Olympia for the...

    When the Pistons moved from Olympia for the 1960-61 season to Cobo Arena it was considered a tremendous upgrade. In the 1960's, Cobo was considered was one of the best arenas in the NBA. The main...
  23. This is only partially true. Let me correct the...

    This is only partially true. Let me correct the fact of when the Lions and Pistons moved. The Lions moved to the Silverdome in 1975 and the Pistons in 1978. The Tigers stayed stayed in Detroit...
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    I wonder why it took people so long to think of...

    I wonder why it took people so long to think of this? I like this idea.

    Along with the substantial reasons for changing the name--

    "Cobo Hall" just sounds funny. I've had people ask me what...
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    Parkside is at Warren & Conner. I believe it's...

    Parkside is at Warren & Conner. I believe it's now known as the The Villages at Parkside or something along those lines.
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