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The Ramchargers’ 1970 Dodge Challenger Funny Car.  American Hot Rod Association.  Driver: Leroy Goldstein.  Sponsor: Firestone Racing Team. Home: Detroit, MI.  The Ramchargers are one of the longest established Racing Teams in drag racing. Originally composed of Chrysler engineers during their off duty hours. Leroy Goldstein was the first man to turn in backed-up 6 second elapsed times.  Photo by Jon Asher.

The Ramchargers’ 1970 Dodge Challenger Funny Car. American Hot Rod Association. Driver: Leroy Goldstein. Sponsor: Firestone Racing Team. Home: Detroit, MI. The Ramchargers are one of the longest established Racing Teams in drag racing. Originally composed of Chrysler engineers during their off duty hours. Leroy Goldstein was the first man to turn in backed-up 6 second elapsed times. Photo by Jon Asher.

Dakota Inn Rathskeller – 17324 John R St, Detroit<br/> <p>In 1933, a former assembly line worker at the Highland Park Ford factory converted this old laundromat into a German cellar bar or “Rathskellar.” More than 80 years later, the Dakota Inn is still a great place to enjoy German beer and food. The menu ranges from authentic fare like schnitzel and knackwurst to more original dishes like their reuben soup, topped with croutons and Swiss. (Photo via Yelp user Ken M.)

Dakota Inn Rathskeller – 17324 John R St, Detroit<br/> <p>In 1933, a former assembly line worker at the Highland Park Ford factory converted this old laundromat into a German cellar bar or “Rathskellar.” More than 80 years later, the Dakota Inn is still a great place to enjoy German beer and food. The menu ranges from authentic fare like schnitzel and knackwurst to more original dishes like their reuben soup, topped with croutons and Swiss. (Photo via Yelp user Ken M.)

The Tuskeegee Airmen National Museum, shown here in 1987, is located in Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit, MI. The Tukeegee Airmen were America's first black military airmen. (Photo: The Detroit News archives)

The Tuskeegee Airmen National Museum, shown here in 1987, is located in Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit, MI. The Tukeegee Airmen were America's first black military airmen. (Photo: The Detroit News archives)

Stonehouse Bar: Occupying an 1960s 2-story Victorian house located near the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Ralston Ave the building has a history that associates it with “rumrunners” for Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang.  Anthony Grobbel purchased the property and moved in his family while opening the Sportsman’s Rendezvous Bar on the main level.  After his death in 1940 his business partner, John Faust, bought the property and renamed it the “Storehouse Bar.”  Currently owned by Mike…

Stonehouse Bar: Occupying an 1960s 2-story Victorian house located near the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Ralston Ave the building has a history that associates it with “rumrunners” for Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang. Anthony Grobbel purchased the property and moved in his family while opening the Sportsman’s Rendezvous Bar on the main level. After his death in 1940 his business partner, John Faust, bought the property and renamed it the “Storehouse Bar.” Currently owned by Mike…

The Bronx Bar located at the corner of 2nd Ave and Prentis St in Detroit’s Midtown area.  Opened in 1937 by John Stratton at the former site of the City College Café, the Bronx was one of a number of post-Prohibition watering holes established in Detroit.  Stratton owned and operated the Bronx Bar from its debut until the late 1960s.  Sold to George Jordan who was the proprietor for the next three decades.  He sold the bar to its current owner Scott Lowell and Paul Howard.

The Bronx Bar located at the corner of 2nd Ave and Prentis St in Detroit’s Midtown area. Opened in 1937 by John Stratton at the former site of the City College Café, the Bronx was one of a number of post-Prohibition watering holes established in Detroit. Stratton owned and operated the Bronx Bar from its debut until the late 1960s. Sold to George Jordan who was the proprietor for the next three decades. He sold the bar to its current owner Scott Lowell and Paul Howard.

Dick Loehr’s “Stampede” Maverick super Stock.  American Hot Rod Association.  Driver: Dick Loehr.  Sponsor: Ford Drag Team.  Home: Detroit, MI.  Dick Loehr in his first year in a super/Stock adjusted to the great difference between a 200 m.p.h. Funny Car and his present mount quickly. He dominated Super/Stock action all over the county.  A member of the “Elite” Ford Drag Team.  Photo by Jon Asher.

Dick Loehr’s “Stampede” Maverick super Stock. American Hot Rod Association. Driver: Dick Loehr. Sponsor: Ford Drag Team. Home: Detroit, MI. Dick Loehr in his first year in a super/Stock adjusted to the great difference between a 200 m.p.h. Funny Car and his present mount quickly. He dominated Super/Stock action all over the county. A member of the “Elite” Ford Drag Team. Photo by Jon Asher.

Sebastian Spering Kresge had Albert Kahn design a new white office building in 1927. This is the impressive but now basically empty Kresge Building facing Cass Park between the new Cass Tech High School and Masonic Temple.  S. S. Kresge World Headquarters Building. 2727 Second at Cass Park near downtown Detroit, MI.

Sebastian Spering Kresge had Albert Kahn design a new white office building in 1927. This is the impressive but now basically empty Kresge Building facing Cass Park between the new Cass Tech High School and Masonic Temple. S. S. Kresge World Headquarters Building. 2727 Second at Cass Park near downtown Detroit, MI.

In 1912, when Sebastian Spering Kresge had 85 stores, he established the S. S. Kresge Corp whose descendent firms are now a holding company controlling both the K-Mart and Sears and Roebuck chains. Originally, Kresge limited his prices to 5 and 10 cents, but during WWI, he raised the price limit to one dollar. In 1899 founded his company with Charles J. Wilson with an $8,000 investment in two five-and-ten-cent stores, one in downtown Detroit, MI (for which he traded ownership in J G…

In 1912, when Sebastian Spering Kresge had 85 stores, he established the S. S. Kresge Corp whose descendent firms are now a holding company controlling both the K-Mart and Sears and Roebuck chains. Originally, Kresge limited his prices to 5 and 10 cents, but during WWI, he raised the price limit to one dollar. In 1899 founded his company with Charles J. Wilson with an $8,000 investment in two five-and-ten-cent stores, one in downtown Detroit, MI (for which he traded ownership in J G…

The Kales Building is a high-rise apartment building in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is located 76 West Adams at the northeast corner of Adams Avenue West and Park Avenue, across from Grand Circus Park, in the Foxtown neighborhood, just north of Downtown. The building was designed by Albert Kahn and constructed in 1914, and stands at 18 floors, with one basement floor, for a total of 19 floors in height. It was originally named the Kresge Building and it was given its current name in 1930.

The Kales Building is a high-rise apartment building in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is located 76 West Adams at the northeast corner of Adams Avenue West and Park Avenue, across from Grand Circus Park, in the Foxtown neighborhood, just north of Downtown. The building was designed by Albert Kahn and constructed in 1914, and stands at 18 floors, with one basement floor, for a total of 19 floors in height. It was originally named the Kresge Building and it was given its current name in 1930.

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