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    • 2002-N-0022 (01) Willow's Cafe

    • 2002-N-0022 (01) Willow's Cafe
    • Restaurants; Celebrations;
    • Interesting image take from behind the bar at the Willow's Cafe located at 4212 South Westnedge Avenue. It shows an older gentleman (possibly the owner) posing for the camera while in the process of serving beer. His left arm appears to have been...
    • 2002-N-0069 Silver Star Stake Rink

    • 2002-N-0069 Silver Star Stake Rink
    • Roller Skating; Skating Rinks;
    • Two gentlemen standing in front of the large silver star inside the Silver Star Skate Rink located at 141 Portage Street in downtown Kalamazoo. It is unclear as to the significance of the white visor caps that both gentlemen are wearing. As of...
    • 2002-N-1432 Consumers Power Company Power Plant

    • 2002-N-1432 Consumers Power Company Power Plant
    • Businesses; Power Companies;
    • Aerial view, looking north, of the Consumers Power Company power plant located at 701 East Michigan Avenue on the east shore of the Kalamazoo River just to the east of downtown Kalamazoo. The streets visible in the image are: East Michigan Avenue...
    • 2002-N-1438 West Michigan Avenue at Rose Street

    • 2002-N-1438 West Michigan Avenue at Rose Street
    • Street Scenes; Hotels;
    • Image, looking east, taken from the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Rose Street on a summer day ca. 1955. The businesses visible along West Michigan Avenue include: The Burdick Hotel (large multi-story structure on the north side of...
    • 2002-N-0031 (02) Standard Service Station Explosion

    • 2002-N-0031 (02) Standard Service Station Explosion
    • Service Stations; Disasters;
    • The aftermath of an explosion of a Standard Service Station located on U.S. 12 outside of Comstock, Michigan. It should be noted that U.S. 12 is today's King Highway/96 which runs east and west from the City of Kalamazoo to the Village of...
    • 2002-N-0050 (02) Silver Star Skate Rink

    • 2002-N-0050 (02) 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-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...
    • 2002-N-0066 (02) Silver Star Skate Rink

    • 2002-N-0066 (02) 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...
    • 2002-N-0502 (1) Portage Township's Number One Fire Station

    • 2002-N-0502 (1) Portage Township's Number One Fire Station
    • Fire Engines & Equipment; Fire Stations;
    • View, looking east, showing the exterior of the Portage Township Fire Station known as both Station Number One and the Central Fire Station. This fire house served the community of Portage, Michigan from 1941 to 1985 when it was finally replaced...
    • 2002-N-0234 (3b) Southland Mall Anniversary Cake

    • 2002-N-0234 (3b) Southland Mall Anniversary Cake
    • Anniversaries; Cakes; Shopping Centers;
    • Image of the large three tier cake baked for the Southland Shopping Center's one year anniversary party which will be held on August 18th, 1961. Dimensions of the cake are unknown, however using the individuals posed around it in later images, it...
    • 2002-N-0520c Smith and DeBree Hardware - Merchandise Mart

    • 2002-N-0520c Smith and DeBree Hardware - Merchandise Mart
    • Hardware Stores; Drugstores; Plumbing Stores;
    • The Smith and DeBree Merchandise Mart "everything in one stop," located at 7647 South Westnedge in the Township/City of Portage, Michigan. The camera is looking towards the northeast with South Westnedge visible in the foreground. This business...
    • 2002-N-0547 (1) Railroad Depot and Columbia Hotel

    • 2002-N-0547 (1) Railroad Depot and Columbia Hotel
    • Railroads; Railroad Stations; Hotels;
    • Street scene looking southwest down Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Italian Revival railroad station (empty on the left) dates from 1874 and is the former home of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Line which served the community...
    • 2002-N-0545 (1) Portage Township/City Hall

    • 2002-N-0545 (1) Portage Township/City Hall
    • Municipal Government; City & Town Halls;
    • Image of the Portage Township Hall located at 7800 Shaver Road in Portage, Michigan taken soon after the completion of the hall in June of 1959. It was utilized as the seat of government for thirty years, until 1989 when the offices were move a...
    • 2002-N-0574 (1) Maple Hill Mall Complex

    • 2002-N-0574 (1) Maple Hill Mall Complex
    • Malls; Shopping Centers;
    • Aerial view, looking northwest, of the Maple Hill Mall Complex located on the northwest corner of Drake Road and West Main Street. West Main Street runs from the left center edge to the right bottom corner while Drake Road runs from the bottom...
    • 2002-N-0590j (2) Ramona Park

    • 2002-N-0590j (2) Ramona Park
    • Parks; Recreation; Lakes
    • Image, looking south, of the Ramona Park entrance located on the eastern shore of Long Lake off Sprinkle Road in Portage, Michigan. This park contains swimming beaches, picnic pavilions, athletic fields and playgrounds. The park's history begins...
    • 2002-N-0593 (2) Georgia Pacific

    • 2002-N-0593 (2) Georgia Pacific
    • Paper Manufacturing; Paper Industry;
    • Exterior of the Georgia Pacific Corporation's Converted Division located at 813 East Milham Avenue in Portage, Michigan. This image, which was taken in January of 1971, shows the sign change from Brown Company Service Products Division to George...
    • 2002-N-0573 (2) Upjohn Pharmaceuticals

    • 2002-N-0573 (2) Upjohn Pharmaceuticals
    • Pharmaceutical Industry;
    • Aerial view, looking northeast, of the Upjohn Pharmaceutical complex located at 7000 Portage Road in Portage, Michigan. Upjohn relocated a majority of its manufacturing division from the City of Kalamazoo to Portage in 1948 and it should be...
    • 2002-N-0590e Upjohn Pharmaceuticals

    • 2002-N-0590e Upjohn Pharmaceuticals
    • Pharmaceutical Industry; Medicines;
    • Exterior image of the main entrance to the Upjohn Pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant located at 7000 Portage Road in Portage, Michigan. Built in the 1950's this manufacturing plant boasted that it was the largest of its kind under one roof. ...

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