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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lakewood, the making of a streetcar suburb

In just thirty years, Lakewood transitioned from a small, rural community to a thriving city with new residential and commercial districts. Mazie Adams, Executive Director of the Lakewood Historical Society, explores the development of Lakewood into a streetcar suburb. The population boom between 1890 and 1920 led to new subdivisions, new commercial buildings lining Detroit and Madison, creation of major utilities services and streetscapes as well as the construction of churches, schools and municipal buildings.

In just thirty years, Lakewood transitioned from a small, rural community to a thriving city with new residential and commercial districts. Mazie Adams, Executive Director of the Lakewood Historical Society, explores the development of Lakewood into a streetcar suburb. The population boom between 1890 and 1920 led to new subdivisions, new commercial buildings lining Detroit and Madison, creation of major utilities services and streetscapes as well as the construction of churches, schools and municipal buildings.

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