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    • 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-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-P-2014 (0012) Kalamazoo Municipal Airport

    • 2002-P-2014 (0012) Kalamazoo Municipal Airport
    • Airports;
    • In this image we see Kalamazoo City Mayor Glenn Allen (in hat) talking to an unidentified airport official. They are standing in front of the old North Central Airlines terminal building formally located at 5541 Portage Road. The large sign shows...
    • 2002-N-0600 (02) Kalamazoo Flying Service

    • 2002-N-0600 (02) Kalamazoo Flying Service
    • Airports; Airplanes; Theaters; Drive-In Theaters;
    • Aerial view, looking west, of the Kalamazoo Flying Service Incorporated located at 5607 Portage Road on the grounds of the Kalamazoo Municipal Airport. The hanger and office buildings are situated in the bottom center of the image on the east side...
    • 2002-N-0600 (01) Kalamazoo Flying Service

    • 2002-N-0600 (01) Kalamazoo Flying Service
    • Airports; Aircraft;
    • Aerial view, looking northwest, of the Kalamazoo Flying Service Incorporated located at 5607 Portage Road on the grounds of the Kalamazoo Municipal Airport. The hanger and office buildings are visible to the right of Portage Road, which runs from...
    • 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-0016 Homer Family

    • 2002-N-0016 Homer Family
    • Family Portrait;
    • 1940 photograph of an earlier photograph showing a family portrait originally taken ca. 1910. According the the 1939 Kalamazoo City Directory the address on the envelope of 171 Portage Street was home to the following: Wheaton Blue Print & Supply;...
    • 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-0096 (01) Cities Service Station

    • 2002-N-0096 (01) Cities Service Station
    • Gas Stations; Service Stations;
    • View, looking due north, of the brand new Cities Service Station located on the northeast corner of Mount Olivet (foreground) and Virginia Avenue (left edge of the image). This station stands on the apex of this unique corner. As of 2018 this...
    • 2002-N-0096 (02) Cities Service Station

    • 2002-N-0096 (02) Cities Service Station
    • Gas Stations; Service Stations;
    • View, looking northeast, of the brand new Cities Service Station located on the northeast corner of Mount Olivet (background, right edge) and Virginia Avenue (foreground, lower left corner). This station stands on the apex of this unique corner. ...
    • 2002-N-0096 (03) Cities Service Station

    • 2002-N-0096 (03) Cities Service Station
    • Gas Stations; Service Stations;
    • View, looking northwest, showing the east side of the brand new Cities Service Station located on the northeast corner of Mount Olivet (foreground) and Virginia Avenue (background). This station stands on the apex of this unique corner. In this...
    • 2002-N-0100 (02) J. C. Penny Company

    • 2002-N-0100 (02) J. C. Penny Company
    • Department Stores;
    • Image, looking northwest, the J. C. Penny Department Store located at 158 South Burdick Street in downtown Kalamazoo. The business stands on the west side of the street. Other businesses visible in the image are (from left to right) V & A Bootery...
    • 2002-P-2014 (0053) State Theater

    • 2002-P-2014 (0053) State Theater
    • Theaters;
    • Image, looking northwest, showing the State Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. This theater was designed in 1927 by renowned Chicago architect John Eberson and featured a Spanish motif with an interior designed to resemble a Spanish Courtyard...
    • 2002-N-0149c (02) Gull Road Elementary School

    • 2002-N-0149c (02) Gull Road Elementary School
    • Schools;
    • View, looking southeast, of the Gull Road Elementary School located at 3010 Gull Road. The school sits across from the Nazareth campus. As of 2018 this building remains little changed and is now home to the Comstock Compass High School. It...
    • 2002-N-0083 Bill Carr and Grace Wetzel

    • 2002-N-0083 Bill Carr and Grace Wetzel
    • Couples; People;
    • Young couple identified on the negative envelope as Bill Carr and Grace Wetzel, Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is wearing standard 1940's civilian clothing while he is wearing what appears to be a United States Army enlisted man's Class A uniform...

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