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Advertisement for Detroit Realtor "John I. Turnbull's 7 Mile - Nevada Sub. Corner of 7 Mile and Ryan Road. A Better Place in Which to Live or Invest. 'Let us Prove It.' "

np (Detroit) nd (1923?) 12.5 x 9.5, pict wraps, unpag (4) pp. Creasing, soiling, tears, abrasions, lacks one corner. The future subdivision was located at the southeast corner of Ryan and 7 Mile. This particular advertisement was geared to Polish immigrants and their families; the information on the property is in both English and Polish and mentions nearby Polish churches and schools. Prominently mentioned is that there are "OVER 200,000 EMPLOYED within a radius of three miles. The following factories are all close to this property: Ford, Hupmobile, Dodge Bros, Packard, Russell Wheel Foundry, Detroit Pressed Steel Co., Detroit Steel Product etc." On the last page is a map of the area showing these factories, the proximity of Hamtramck to the new subdivision, two Polish Catholic churches, Corpus Christi and St. Louis, both built in 1923, a city park, grammar school and a high school (the future Pershing High School). John I. Turnbull started his real estate career in 1903 at 28 Moffatt Block (Building) and as a result of the building boom was able to move his offices to 308 Moffatt Building in 1919. In 1923, he hired Stanley J. Domzalski (at 3181 E. Forest Ave. at Elmwood, Detroit) to be his agent and most likely translator for the new subdivision. COMES WITH: A cardboard advertisement "For Sale J.I. Turnbull 28 Moffatt Bl'k Phone M3954," 14 x 21, creased, soiled, pinholes, tears, lacking pieces off the edges. An early look at the effects of the automotive industry on Detroit and its immigrant population. Sold as a pair.


Book Id: 99-2465

Price: $150.00

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