Historic Slideshow: Farmington Streets and Scenes

  • 01RougeRiver
    Twilight along the Rouge River (1950)
  • 02RougeRiver
    Another view of the Rouge River (1950)
  • 03WinterScene
    Winter Scene (1967)
  • 04Survey
    Map of Detroit-Howell Plank Road: from the first angle in the Grand River Turnpike, passing by way of Farmington Village and intersecting the Turnpike again at Wixom. (Surveyed May, 1850)
  • 05WMain
    West Main St. (AKA Grand River!) looking west from the intersection with Farmington Road
  • 06GrandRiver
  • 07EarlValleyView
    Early Valley View
  • 08WarnerBlockBldg
    Warner Block Building: North side of Grand River east of Farmington Rd. It was purchased in the early 1900's and remodeled by Cook.
  • 09EarlyDowntown1870s
    Early Downtown (1870) The stone building belonged to Oliver B. Smith and housed Miss Pierman's Millinery and D.r Woodman's Drug Store. The second floor was the first meeting spot of the Masons. J. N. Power's General Store was to the left, and Selby's Jewelry Shop is easily identified by the hanging timepiece.
  • 10MapleAvenue
    Maple Avenue
  • 11GrandRiver
  • 12NSideGrandRiverbldgs
    Farmington Exchange Bank, a Business, Phelps & Schroeder and the Grace Hotel.
  • 13McGeeHill
    McGee Hill and Rouge River Location near present-day Farmington Rd. and Shiawassee Rd. (c. 1896)
  • 14NSideGrandRiver
    North Side of Grand River showing Grimes Cleaners, Buck's Liquors, Civic Theater, Cook Building, People's State Bank and Grace Hotel (late 1940's).
  • 15NSideGrandRiuver
    North Side of Grand River, just east of the Farmington Road intersection with Early Cars.
  • 16NSideGrandRuverTransportation
    Grand River: Horses and Buggies side-by-side with Early Automobiles, and D.U.R. Tracks
  • 17SketchGrandRiver
  • 18GrandRuvergs
  • 19FarmingtonBusinessSection
    Farmington Business Section (late 19th c.)