Grand River and Joy Road

308In the first Quarter of the 20th Century the Grand River and Joy district grew by leaps and bounds at the confluence of several streetcar and bus lines. The Tireman,  Joy Rd., Livernois, West Chicago, Plymouth, Oakman Blvd, Dexter and Linwood lines were all within 1.25 miles of this Westside hub. Some neighborhood photos that did not make the book were stills from the Drone flight the Friends of the Grande made over the property in August of 2014. Up Grand River you will see on the horizon the spire of the former Nardin Park Methodist Church a congregation that has pertinence to our story…..

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