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Image of 1960.199.004 - Invoice

1960.199.004 - Invoice

John Greenslade Oils invoice for 10 gallons of cylinder oil sold to G.A. Dupuis on June 9, 1886. The invoice is printed with an engraving of the company's building at 38 and 40 Jefferson Avenue, as well as an ornate header incorporating a cask of oil in a doorway, a scroll, and several branches.

Image of 1976.069.002 - Title, Abstract

1976.069.002 - Title, Abstract

Abstract of Title prepared by the Burton Abstract and Title Company concerning "Lot 61 and the West 1 Foot of the South 80 Feet of Lot 62 of the Subdivision of the L. Beaubien Farm." Both lots are 53 feet wide x 100 feet deep and are located on Jefferson Avenue just east of Beaubien Street. The document package consists of approximately 100 pages of typewritten text, handwritten text, and printed forms which trace the chain of land ownership from Antoine Beaubien who registered a claim at the Land Office in Detroit in 1807. The abstract continues to follow the chain of ownership to Lambert Beaubien and to various other persons in the 1800's and mid 1900's. It appears that the Wayburn Inv

Image of 1976.069.003 - Title, Abstract

1976.069.003 - Title, Abstract

Abstract of Title prepared by the Abstract and Title Guaranty Company and the Burton Abstract and Title Company concerning "Lot 59 of Part of the L. Beaubien Farm." The lot dimensions are 53 feet x 100 feet and the property is located at the northeast corner of Jefferson Avenue and Beaubien Street. The document package consists of approximately 90 pages of typewritten text and printed forms which trace the chain of land ownership from Jean Baptiste Beaubien, a French subject, who took possession of the land in about 1745, to Antoine Beaubien who registered a claim at the Land Office in Detroit in 1807. The abstract continues to follow the chain of ownership to Lambert Beaubien and to vari

Image of 1981.021.069 - Drawing, Architectural

1981.021.069 - Drawing, Architectural

One architectural drawing entitled "Front Elevation." The drawing (Job 244) consists of red and black ink on vellum paper and shows a front elevation view and wall cross-section detail for a proposed 1-story office building for the Grosse Pointe Shores Realty Company. Some blue, green, and yellow pencil shading has been added on the verso to highlight various architectural details. This drawing, shown at a scale of 1/4 inch = 1 foot, was part of a set of six sheets that were prepared by "J. Lawson Miller, Architect."

Image of 1981.021.270 - Specification

1981.021.270 - Specification

One set of architectural "Specifications for the Grosse Pointe Shores Realty Co., for a Frame Subdivision Building Located on Private Claim No. 576, 1/3 Mile Past Vernier Road on Jefferson Ave., Grosse Pointe, Mich." The specifications (Job 244) are bound in a booklet that has two brass fasteners at the top. The cover is made of heavy off-white paper that has handwritten text for the title. Printed text beneath the title shows the name, "J. Lawson Miller, Successor to Falkinburg & Miller, Architect." The cover interior and outside back cover have printed advertisements for many contractors, tradesmen, and building materials suppliers. The booklet contains 32 pages of typewritten text tha

Image of 2001.005.004a - Newspaper

2001.005.004a - Newspaper

One sheet, containing pages 361 and 362, from the July 27, 1878 supplement to Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The sheet contains an article, "The City of the Straits: Rambles About a Thrifty Western Metropolis," containing information about the City of Detroit, including features about the May-Flower Tobacco Works, Pingree & Smith, Walker, McGraw & Co., and D.M. Ferry & Co. Also featured, on page 362, are several etchings of various Detroit scenes, including Jefferson Avenue, The Opera House, a street drinking fountain, and the Perry cannon in front of the city hall. Other etchings, on page 361, include an etching of the steamer "'Far West' patrolling the Tongue River in search of host

Image of 2005.004.028 - Print

2005.004.028 - Print

Small lithograph of Firemen's Hall by the Calvert Lithograph Company, printed in blue on beige paper, showing the building on the southwest corner of Jefferson Avenue and Randolph Street. A sign for the tobacconist Sam Kaichen is posted on the corner of the building. "1867-8, 232 Jefferson," is handwritten on the verso.

Image of 2008.112.137 - Print

2008.112.137 - Print

Print containing three engravings, taken from the booklet, Souvenir of Detroit & Exposition, depicting sites in downtown Detroit. The top is captioned "Jefferson Avenue south from Woodward." A streetcar, perpendicular to the tracks is in the center of the road. "James Nall, Carpets" is printed on a building on right side of the street. Set into this image is one of the Chamber of Congress within a frame drawn to resemble a piece of paper hung with nails. The bottom image is captioned, "Griswold Street from Jefferson Avenue." The Campau Block on the west side of Griswold and the Newberry and McMillan Building on the east side are both labeled. A moonlight tower and the spire of City Hal

Image of 2008.112.183 - Print

2008.112.183 - Print

Small print of a sepia-toned drawing entitled, "Woodward Avenue," depicting a view along said road, north from roughly Jefferson Avenue. Campus Martius, City Hall, and Central United Methodist Church are visible in the distance. Pedestrians as well as horse-drawn streetcars, carriages, and wagons share the streets. The only legible sign on any of the storefronts reads, "furs." "1870s" handwritten on verso of copy.

Image of 2008.112.278 - Print

2008.112.278 - Print

Mounted enlargement of a black and white print depicting a north-facing view from the intersection of Griswold Street and Jefferson Avenue (as indicated on verso) in 1837, taken from page 457 of Silas Farmer's History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan. A horse-drawn wagon, pedestrians, and dogs are in the streets. Several storefronts have been given legible signs: "F. and C.H. Buhl," " McCormick and Moon, Hats and Caps," St. Paul's Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Ste. Anne's Catholic Church are all visible in the background. "Copyright 1883 by Silas Farmer" printed in lower left corner. An illegible signature, presumably that of the artist William A. Raymond, i

Image of 2011.036.031 - Postcard

2011.036.031 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting houses and trees along Jefferson Avenue, facing west. Several vehicles are in the street.

Image of 2011.036.032 - Postcard

2011.036.032 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting businesses along the north side of Jefferson Avenue at Woodward Avenue, with a parked automobile and streetcar in the foreground. A sign reads "Tuttle & Clark Mf's. Turf Goods". Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Dec, 1912.

Image of 2011.036.033 - Postcard

2011.036.033 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting businesses along the north side of Jefferson Avenue at Griswold Street, with pedestrians and streetcars in front. A sign reads "The House of Pure Food Liquors, Distiller to Consumer". Embossed on the card is the message "Home of the Elks, July 11-17, 1910" and an image of an elk above a clock. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Jul, 1910.

Image of 2012.020.004 - Postcard

2012.020.004 - Postcard

Oversize postcard depicting a black and white image inside an oval of a view along Jefferson Avenue. Postmarked Aug 23, 1911.

Image of 2012.020.598 - Postcard

2012.020.598 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting houses and trees along Jefferson Avenue, facing west. Several vehicles are in the street.

Image of 2012.020.600 - Postcard

2012.020.600 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting businesses along the north side of Jefferson Avenue at Griswold Street, with pedestrians and streetcars in front. A sign reads "The House of Pure Food Liquors, Distiller to Consumer".

Image of 2012.020.601 - Postcard

2012.020.601 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an elevated view facing east along Jefferson Avenue from Woodward Avenue, with pedestrians and cars filling the street. A sign reads "Eventually Gold Medal Flour, Why Not Now?".

Image of 2012.020.602 - Postcard

2012.020.602 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting houses along the south side of Jefferson Avenue which is lined with trees. Pedestrians and bicyclists fill the street. Handwritten message on recto, postmarked Dec 12, 1906.

Image of 2012.020.603 - Postcard

2012.020.603 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an amusement park buildings along Jefferson Avenue. A sign reads "Shumay's Garden." Cables hang over the street.

Image of 2012.020.604 - Postcard

2012.020.604 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting houses and trees along Jefferson Avenue, facing west. Several vehicles are in the street.

Image of 2012.020.605 - Postcard

2012.020.605 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting houses along the south side of Jefferson Avenue which is lined with trees. Pedestrians and bicyclists fill the street. Handwritten message on recto, postmarked Jul 15, 1906.

Image of 2012.020.606 - Postcard

2012.020.606 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting Jefferson Avenue lined with trees and houses. Pedestrians and cars are visible in the distance. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Oct 23, 190[?].

Image of 2012.020.708 - Postcard

2012.020.708 - Postcard

Black and white postcard depicting the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Burke Street in River Rouge. Houses line Burke Street and utility poles line Jefferson Avenue.

Image of 2012.020.720 - Postcard

2012.020.720 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting W Jefferson Avenue in Trenton, facing north. Commercial buildings line the street, and a sign reads "Pardridge & Blackwell." Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Jul 13, 1908.

Image of 2012.020.836 - Postcard

2012.020.836 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an elevated view of the underpass at W Grand Boulevard and E Jefferson Avenue. In the background is the Belle Isle Bridge, a sailing ship on the Detroit River, and a roller coaster. Several cars fill the street. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Mar 19, 1928.

Image of 2012.045.387 - Postcard

2012.045.387 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a view down Jefferson Avenue from the intersection of 3rd Street, with the Wayne Hotel, pedestrians, horse-drawn vehicles, and a sign reading "Wines and Spirits" visible. Printed on verso: Wayne Hotel, Detroit, Mich. Looking East on Jefferson, showing The Wayne Hotel is one of the favorite hotels in the city. Located on Jefferson Avenue, Cor. 3rd, directly across from the Michigan Central Depot. It is on the River Bank and from its windows a fine view of the river traffic is possible in the season. In the summer time, a pavilion, built out to the water's edge, adds to the attractions of the hostelry, which has been for the past twenty years, under the management of J

Image of 2012.047.692 - Postcard

2012.047.692 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting an elevated view of the underpass at East Grand Boulevard and East Jefferson Avenue. In the background is the Belle Isle Bridge, and a sailing ship on the Detroit River. Several cars fill the street.

Image of 2013.042.592 - Blueprint

2013.042.592 - Blueprint

One blueprint of a plat map that shows the property lines and road rights-of-way along Randolph Street from Woodbridge Street to Congress Street. The certification statement in the lower left corner indicates that the "plat shows the property to be taken for The Widening of Randolph St. from Woodbridge St. to Madison Ave. - Section No. 1." It is signed, "Perry A. Fellows, City Engineer." The title block in the lower right corner shows "Department of Public Works, City Engineer's Office, Bureau of Streets, 412 City Hall; Sur. Bk. 827, pp. 5-17. Scale: 1" = 30', & 100', Sept. 27, 1929."

Image of 2013.042.937 - Newspaper

2013.042.937 - Newspaper

Ballou's Pictorial, Vol. X, No. 15 - Whole No. 249 dated Saturday, April 12, 1856. 16 pages numbered 225 through 240. Newspaper contains etchings, articles, and story chapters. The front page features an etching of Jefferson Avenue captioned "Central View in Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan." The etching features a view of Jefferson Avenue with many people and horse-drawn carriages in the foreground and a view of the river in the background.

Image of 2013.045.348 - Postcard

2013.045.348 - Postcard

Black and white print size postcard depicting a drawing of the Sidney D. Miller house on the south side of Jefferson Avenue. Printed on verso: The former residence of Sidney D. Miller which stands on the south side of Jefferson between Russell and Riopelle was built in 1864 by Gordon W. Lloyd. The use of textured Trenton limestone, wooden scroll work decoration and steep gables are typical of the Gothic Revival style which dominated Detroit architecture during the Fifties and Sixties. Graphite Drawing by the Detroit artist, James E. Bellaimey (1908-1949) From the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts