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    • 2002-N-1436 (01) Saint Augustine

    • 2002-N-1436 (01) Saint Augustine
    • Churches; Religious Institutions; Schools;
    • Image, looking northeast, showing the Cathedral of Saint Augustine soon after completion in 1951. The Cathedral sits facing south at 542 West Michigan Avenue on the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Allen Boulevard. It is now part of a much...
    • 2002-N-1441 (01) Emmitt W. Payne

    • 2002-N-1441 (01) Emmitt W. Payne
    • Banks; Fiancial Institutions;
    • Interior view of the American National Bank and Trust Company of Kalamazoo's Milwood Branch office located at 4109 Portage Street in the Milwood neighborhood. The bank stood on the northeast corner of Portage Street and Golf View. The image shows...
    • 2002-N-1442 (01) Michigan Bell Telephone

    • 2002-N-1442 (01) Michigan Bell Telephone
    • Businesses; Automobiles;
    • Image of an unidentified gentleman leaning against the front fender of a model 1961 Studebaker Lark station wagon. They are posed in the driveway located between the Graham Building (615 South Burdick Street) on the north (the wall is visible in...
    • 2002-N-1444 (01) Union Local 1010

    • 2002-N-1444 (01) Union Local 1010
    • Unions;
    • Unidentified woman walking into the local headquarters of the Union Local 1010 - United Papermakers and Paperworkers AFLCIO. The headquarters was located at 124 East Vine Street just east of South Burdick Street between South Burdick and John...
    • 2002-N-0021 (01) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0021 (01) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Diners (Restaurants);
    • Two couples shown dancing inside the Willow's Cafe located at 4212 South Westnedge Avenue on the outskirts of the City of Kalamazoo. The large, unusual piece of furniture along the wall is actually the cafe's jukebox. As of 2017 nothing remains...
    • 2002-N-0539 (01) Harding's Friendly Market

    • 2002-N-0539 (01) Harding's Friendly Market
    • Grocery Stores; Automobile Service Stations;
    • Image (looking northeast) of Harding's Friendly Market located 2550 West Michigan Avenue, just to the west of the campus of Western Michigan University. The building is located in what is known as the Knollwood neighborhood in Kalamazoo,...
    • 2002-N-1451 (01) Donald Eckrich

    • 2002-N-1451 (01) Donald Eckrich
    • Meat Industry;
    • Donald Eckrich posing in the break-room of Eckrich and Sons Inc. - Fine Meat Specialties. This business was located at 631-645 2nd Street in downtown Kalamazoo and was a staple in the community for many years. 2nd Street runs east and west...
    • 2002-N-0040 (01) Cobweb Artist

    • 2002-N-0040 (01) Cobweb Artist
    • Art; Artists;
    • Unidentified gentleman known on the negative envelope simply as "Cobweb Painter." Cobweb painting utilizes spider web or caterpillar silk and was first documented in the 16th Century. It is not a common practice and takes skill and extreme...
    • 2002-N-0048 (01) Solar Powered Radio

    • 2002-N-0048 (01) Solar Powered Radio
    • Solar Energy; Radios;
    • Young Mr. Bekken (first name not known) listening to his Sun (Solar) Powered Radio of his own design and creation. He can be seen sitting in the living room of his home. It was not uncommon at this time period for young people to dabble in...
    • 2002-N-0076 (01) Club Hollywood

    • 2002-N-0076 (01) Club Hollywood
    • Nightclubs;
    • Unidentified band standing in front of the stage in the Club Hollywood located at 329 Portage Street just south of the downtown. One of the visible bandstands reads: "Ivan." As of 2017 Club Hollywood no longer exists with this location now home...
    • 2002-N-0050 (01) Silver Star Skate Rink

    • 2002-N-0050 (01) Silver Star Skate Rink
    • Roller Skating; Skating Rinks;
    • Young couple, identified as Virgel Cheney and T. Cline, skating at the Silver Star Skate Rink located at 141 Portage Street in downtown Kalamazoo. She is wearing typical 1940's style clothing while he is dressed in the standard United States Army...
    • 2002-N-0057 (01)

    • 2002-N-0057 (01)
    • Portrait Photographs;
    • Image of Mr. Ralph H. Kooi seated in a chair near the fireplace in his home at 422 Parkwood Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mr. Kooi is the treasurer of the George W. Taylor Company, seller of men's clothing, accessories and furniture, located at...
    • 2002-N-0058 (01) Plate Craft Incorporated

    • 2002-N-0058 (01) Plate Craft Incorporated
    • Businesses;
    • Image, looking northwest, of Plate Craft Incorporated, Photo Engravers located at 2325 North Burdick Street on the outskirts of the city. As of 2017 the building remains little changed. The current occupants is Schawk Kalamazoo Printing.
    • 2002-N-0060 (01) South Westnedge

    • 2002-N-0060 (01) South Westnedge
    • Street Scenes; Businesses;
    • Image, looking north, of South Westnedge just south of the Interstate 94 (I-94) overpass. The businesses in this image include the Silver Dollar Enco Service Station at 5641 South Westnedge (east side of the street), the Southgate Inn at 5630...
    • 2002-N-0061 (01)

    • 2002-N-0061 (01)
    • Blizzards; Disasters;
    • Exterior image of buildings at the Decatur Seed Company of Decatur, Michigan. The view shows the heavy snowfall from the infamous blizzard of 1978 which paralyzed most of southwest Michigan. Mr. Todd was at the facility to document a collapsed...
    • 2002-N-0066 (01) Silver Star Skate Rink

    • 2002-N-0066 (01) Silver Star Skate Rink
    • Roller Skating; Skating Rinks;
    • Group of eleven individuals (some wearing skates and some not) standing at 11:45 pm in front of the "Skate Room" and "Refreshment Counter" of the Silver Star Skate Rink located at 141 Portage Street in downtown Kalamazoo. As of 2017 the sight once...

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