Through the Years - a Photographic History of Center Line, Michigan

A late 19th century view of Van Dyke (Main St.) looking south from about Harding Avenue.

Unless noted otherwise, all photos are from the collection of
Captions and text by
Mike Grobbel

Van Dyke (Main St.) looking south from a point just north of Ritter Ave. circa 1914

The historical photos presented in this website are grouped on different web pages as listed below.
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A block-by-block photographic tour of Center Line as it appeared in days gone by

St. Clement Catholic Church and Parish over the years

Old photos of the Center Line - Harper Streetcar, Center Line Village/City Hall,
Fire Department, and other Departments and Services

a) The historical photograph collection of
Wesley Arnold.
b) "25th Anniversary of the City of Center Line Souvenir Remembrance", July 1961, Adelbert G. Hazen and Harold Stillwell, researchers, writers and co-publishers.
c) "Bicentennial Center Line", July 1976, Center Line Metropolitan Club Spirit #54 and Monitor Magazine, joint publishers
d) "City of Center Line Golden Jubilee", July 1986, Center Line Rotary Club

Visit these pages for more information about
a) Wesley Arnold, who collected these old photos and has his own local history web site.
Mike Grobbel, who supplied the captions for these old photos and created these web pages
the History of the City of Center Line at the Center Line municipal web site

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Created: 29 Nov 2004; Last Revised: 25 Sept 2014