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Parting Glances Parting Glances: Memories of A Near-Forgotten Past (Pt. 7)

As a gay teenager I hung out at the Hub Grill in downtown Detroit, a greasy spoon of a place, located at Farmer and Bates Streets, in convenient walking distance of four quite popular gay bars, city hall and the 1st Precinct police station! READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past (Pt. 6)

There were two newspaper stands in once-busy downtown Detroit in the 1960s. One was situated at Grand Circus Park. The other at Campus Martius, across the street from the still-standing 1877 Soldiers and Sailors Monument. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past (Pt. 5)

Fifty years ago Detroit's Washington Boulevard was a busy setting for exclusive shops, upscale restaurants, elegant bistros stretching sedately from Grand Circus Park's popular Statler Hotel to Michigan Avenue's prestigious Sheraton Cadillac. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past Pt. 4

For five dynamic years -- 1940 to 1945 -- Detroit was America's Arsenal of Democracy, a vital source of war materials and weapons. First for England's defense. Later, for our own. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past Pt. 3

Detroit's imposing, massive, block-wide Masonic Temple was built in 1922, or, cornerstone dated 5022, following the Hebraic custom of noting the inception of ritual religious history. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past Pt.2

At 19, I went to my first gay bar on Halloween: the Silver Slipper, a dyke bar on Grand River, near downtown Detroit. I used borrowed ID, was escorted authoritatively by two stone butch regulars, Speedy and Draino. READ MORE.

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