Streetcar recovery

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Streetcar recovery

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Not sure what this is of I think this is an old Street car or Diner car?? Not sure when it was taken but pretty sure it was in the 90's. Anyone know what this might of been and if it is still around?

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The one end is roundish, the other end is squarish.
My guess is it was part of an interurban married pair(or more).

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The sign at the street end of the lot says that it is "{something} and Mayfair's" auto parts and hi-performance shop.

There was a Mayfair's on Van Born Road in Taylor, east of the former Masco building, but I'm not convinced that's the place.
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Connelly Crane is being used which is based out of Redford Twp.
That man walking around with the red jacket is for some catering place. Trying to read the rest of the writing is tough.

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I love these "Where is it" things Crow T Robot comes up with. Fmilhaupt is right. Definitely Taylor. Compare this image from Google Street View with the building at 2:47 to 2:55 in the video.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2696999 ... 384!8i8192

If you go a little farther east down VanBorn, you will find that Google managed to splice some expressway in the middle of Van Born.
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Jim_c wrote:I love these "Where is it" things Crow T Robot comes up with. Fmilhaupt is right. Definitely Taylor. Compare this image from Google Street View with the building at 2:47 to 2:55 in the video.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2696999 ... 384!8i8192

If you go a little farther east down VanBorn, you will find that Google managed to splice some expressway in the middle of Van Born.
The car is setting in the Mayfair Auto parking lot at the southeast corner of Van Born and Mayfair.
The business is Mayfair Auto(southwest corner Mayfair and Van Born) who via google was well known among those who had the need for speed.

But why is that car in the parking lot :?: It's not obvious to me that it was removed from a building onsite or nearby.

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Maybe this was part of the La Hacienda Restaurant. Aerials of that building from 1973 show that there was more to the back of the building then.
Or perhaps the cars have been incorporated into the current building??
Records show that the original part of this build was built in 1939 and later remodeled in 1992.
Prior to being a restaurant it was The Fraternal Order of Eagles.

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Michael wrote:Maybe this was part of the La Hacienda Restaurant. Aerials of that building from 1973 show that there was more to the back of the building then.
Or perhaps the cars have been incorporated into the current building??
Records show that the original part of this build was built in 1939 and later remodeled in 1992.
Prior to being a restaurant it was The Fraternal Order of Eagles.
The crane looks like it could remove the car from the back and swing it over to where it was resting.
Remodeled 1992 fits with Crow's estimated time frame.

Maybe if one of the members here that posts on RYPN could ask there?

Someone has to know where this car came from-I agree the back of the now La Hacienda seems likely.
Someone has to know where this car went.
You don't remove a car in that state of deterioration only to scrap it elsewhere.

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Jim_c wrote:I love these "Where is it" things Crow T Robot comes up with. Fmilhaupt is right. Definitely Taylor. Compare this image from Google Street View with the building at 2:47 to 2:55 in the video.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2696999 ... 384!8i8192

If you go a little farther east down VanBorn, you will find that Google managed to splice some expressway in the middle of Van Born.
Good call on the building. Also noticed the side street across the street lines up pretty good. Would like to know if the car still exists or was scrapped...
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