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30th_street
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Post Number: 43
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Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 7:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone know what was on the site before they built Herman Gardens? Was it just farm land? And who was Herman?
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 251
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Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was part of Dearborn Township and a farm.

Herman was the name of a guy who looked like Frankenstien. He was the lead character on an early sit com known as the Munsters.

Actually there is also the school named after him. I'd assume he was the farmer, but I could be wrong.
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Trainman
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Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 9:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A good site for a Wal-Mart but unfortunately Livonia city council beat Detroit by giving them huge tax breaks by not charging them for public bus service.

And then voted themselves pay raises.

So, remember when the newspapers show pictures of thoses who can't get to work in a few days.

Remember this the next time you pay rent or a property tax also.

It's the poor who will pay when DeVos or Granholm refuses to fight the County Sales Tax to REPLACE over $100 Million per year for the city of Detroit and remember when even more good jobs leave.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 9:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Walmart owns the Super K site less than two miles from here, look for the SprawlMart at Southfield and Ford Rd
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30th_street
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Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 10:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So, maybe the map gods could look to see if it was Herman's farm?
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 9:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

kind of like the almost new, abandoned sams club on 14 mile just east of john R?
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Cambrian
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Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 11:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Boy do I remember Herman Gardens. We used to ride the Southfield Rd. Bus to Fairlane Mall, the bus would go through the Gardens. Kids would line up and starting chucking pieces of concrete at the bus as it rolled through. The driver would just whistle non-chalantly away and keep cruising along why we were ducking down behind the seats. It was an older project development. Mom told me an uncle lived there in the early 50s when he came to the D from the Indian Reservation.
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Tayshaun22
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Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 1:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Judge Mathis's hood!
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Danny
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Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Herman Gardens is long gone. After the crackheads and low-lifes started to take over and trying to move closer to predominately Arab Muslim Warrendale neighborhood. There is a new sporting recreation complex comming soon next to the old Herman Middle School building.
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Fnemecek
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 5:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

There is a new sporting recreation complex comming soon next to the old Herman Middle School building.



That's not just any "new sporting recreation complex". That's the NFL/YET Boys & Girls Club; being built on the renamed Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus.

http://warrendale.blogspot.com /2006/08/nflyet-continues-to-m ove-forward.html
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Jjaba
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 1:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

John De Lorean and Judhe Mathis. Wow, two greats in Detroit lore.

Hermann Gardens was all-white when built, a testimony to segregated Public Housing. It looked like a mini-Appalachia in ethnicity but probably was a mix of Euro-Americans.

jjaba, Westsider.
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Erobtheone
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 8:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i used to go to Ruddiman middle school near the Herman Gardens. The residents that lived there were the worst. the kids would fight, steal and all sorts of things. i remember riding the school bus through the Gardens along the service drive and for about two or three blocks the kids and young adults would throw anything they could get their hands on at the bus. we would duck and stay low until we reached Joy road. Everyday we would go through this. thank god I went to school at Ruddiman, because I began to become a serious student because I was terrified of the kids in that school.

Erob
Chicago by way of Detroit
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30th_street
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 12:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looking at a 1936 Wayne County Farm Atlas I see the Herman Gardens site was part of "West Haven Sub." in Detroit. I have driven in the area and I see a farm house on the corner of Constance and Ashbery Park. I was trying to see who owned the farmland that was there. Maybe someone has access to an earlier map?
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Pffft
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 12:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

John DeLorean grew up in the Six Mile/Dequindre neighborhood. The East side. Nowhere near Herman Gardens.
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Detroitej72
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Post Number: 354
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 1:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Huh????


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