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Here is a small Anheuser-Busch building on Jefferson, just east of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. The building is simple but elegant and the Anheuser-Busch logo overhead did not hurt. It always seemed to be the perfect subject for a HO Scale model railroad structure kit. The first three pictures were taken on a cold overcast February 1986. About four years ago, someone had stolen (Or purchased?) the carved Anheuser-Busch logo. This building has now shown up in the list of Detroit buildings scheduled for demolition in 2008. Many thanks to Richard Weiss for info. 07-08

 

Annheuser-Busch
Detroit, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Annheuser-Busch
Detroit, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Annheuser-Busch logo removed
Detroit, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

 

 

Annheuser-Busch
Peoria, IL
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

The Peoria Annheuser-Busch building, now a dry cleaning shop, appears to have possibly been part gas station in a previous decade. 07-08

 

 

Forum Building
Quincy, IN
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

This old building has the word "forum" engraved in a couple places in the facade. Not sure what this building as all about back in the day. 09-08

 

 

S.J. Lesem Bros. Building
Quincy, IN
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

The S.J. Lesem Building in downtown Quincy, IN was built in 1871. This Lesem building was part of the 3rd Street warehouse district in the 1870's which was called Wholesale Row. The Lesem Brothers had been dealers and manufacturers of dry goods in the area. The Lesem Bros. building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. 09-08

 

 

 

 

 

Motown Historical Museum
Detroit, MI
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Here is the Motown Historical Museum on Grand Blvd., which is almost in the shadow of the massive Albert Kahn designed General Motors Building (now Cadillac place) in Detroit, MI.

 

(Far left) Hitsvile USA. Home to the Temptations, Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Four Tops and many more.

 

 

The Motown Historical Museum was founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards, who was a vital part of Motown Records from its inception in 1959. In the museum, you can learn all about the history of the legendary Motown Records and the small house that was its home christened "Hitsville USA" by Berry Gordy Jr. See more information at the Motown Historical Museum website. 09-08

 

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