Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-ngp-S004-04-0006_u.jpg

    REO Speedwagon Truck turning onto Grand River Ave in Howell, Michigan - 1914

    Store signs left to right: Beurmann & Co. Furniture and Crockery, McPherson's Shoes, Clothing, and Dry Goods.

    unknown people

    Possibly watching Wolverine Pavedway Paving, Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan - 1914
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-02-0027_u.jpg

    Photographs of the new McFarlane Hudd Motor Sales building at 861 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, 1946.   

    William Hudd and Charles McFarlane launched  this business in December 1946.  Kaiser Frazer Corporation automobiles were sold.  Kaiser Frazer Corporation was an independent carmaker with a factory in Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Michigan.  It ceased operations in 1954.

    Hudd and McFarlane also planned to sell Frazer farm implements and Kaiser Fleet Wing appliances.  This building housed the  Chevrolet Garage and a Deli later.
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0009_u.jpg

    This is a photograph taken near the intersection of West Grand River Avenue and Center Street, Howell, Michigan.  The view is looking east.

    The Al Seeling Buick dealership and Mobile service station are on the southside, and the Don Main Oldsmobile dearlership was on the northside of Grand River Avenue.

    The date is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0005_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the north side of the 100 block of West  Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan.

    In view are the businesses from 110 to 114 West Grand River Avenu, inclduing ,Eagers Restaurant, Livington Drugs, Charles Itsell Men and Boys Wear.   On the street is parked an old Ford Falcon.
  • This image was included in the First National Bank Calendar

    These photographs were taken in 1917 in front of the Howell Carnegie Library, Howell, Michigan.  The make of the automobiles and names of the persons are unknown.

    Grand River Avenue is noted to be unpaved.

    A note in the Howell Bicentennial History book 1776-1976, p.259, "The Sunday afternoon driving club assembles in front of the library.  They drove in groups on country roads to help each other out of ditches and to fix tires."
  • HCDL-ngp-I002-04-0168_u.jpg

    This is a billboard that was advertising Citizens' Mutual Automobile Insurance, featuring "Citizens' Man", and the  Yellow Pages, dated 1955.

    Citzens' Mutual Automobile Insurance Company of Howell, Michigan celebrated their 40th Anniversary in 1955.

    The exact location of this billboard is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-I002-04-0147_u.jpg

    These photographs are of the Citizens' Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 304 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, 1952.  This building was at the intersection of North  Court Street,  and East  Grand River Avenue.
  • HCDL-ngp-I002-04-0110_u.jpg

    This group of pictures is of the interior of Citizens' Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 645 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, 1956.    The building was built in 1955.  
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0100_u.jpg

    This image is included in the 2000 1st National Bank Calendar, 8-1999 - February 29, 1932.

    It is captioned, "A number of old cars were hauled down Grand River to the junk yard, circa 1932."

    Looking north, 100 block of West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan

    Unknown businesses on north side of Grand River
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0098_u.jpg

    This image was included in the 2001, 1st National Bank Calendar, 10-2001.

    The caption reads, "The Ford Parade of Cars toured Livingston County in 1933. The cars traveled 10,000 miles across the country to prove that they were built to last.

    Background: Beurmann's Furniture

    Looking northwest at the intersection of Walnut Street and West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan
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