This $2 million Grand Rapids home was built for a cable car pioneer

Once upon a time, Grand Rapids had an electric cable car system much like the city of San Francisco. One of early…

By Metro Times Staff

This $2 million Grand Rapids home was built for a cable car pioneer
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The oldest things in Detroit

Detroit was founded in 1701 and incorporated as a city in 1806. A lot has changed since then, with each year bringing…

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Oldest neighborhood: Corktown (c. 1840s)
    
    Irish immigrants fleeing the Great Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s settled in Corktown, named after County Cork, Ireland, which is now Detroit’s oldest extant neighborhood. By coincidence, Henry Ford’s ancestors were from Ireland, and now the Ford Motor Co. is redeveloping the massive Michigan Central Station near Corktown to serve as a new laboratory for electric and autonomous vehicles.
    
    
    Photo by Brian Mulloy, Wikimedia Creative Commons
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19 classic photos of Ford Motor Company's history in Detroit

On June 4th, 1896, Henry Ford made his first successful test drive of his first car, the Quadricycle, in the streets of Detroit. Here's…

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Henry Ford Driving Old Model Car Passing a Stage Coach
    
    from Virtual Motor City (Photo credit: Detroit News Collection, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University)
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