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St. Clair Shores in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shore Line Interurban Railway

 
 
Shore Line Interurban Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 1, 2017
1. Shore Line Interurban Railway Marker
Inscription. The Detroit, Lake Shore, and Mt. Clemens Railway, also known as the Shore Line, began interurban rail service on September 28, 1898. The twenty-six mile route from Detroit followed Jefferson Avenue through Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores to Crocker Boulevard and on into Mount Clemens. The interurban was a major factor in the growth of Detroit's suburbs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It made the city easily accessible to those who lived along the line and brought Detroiters to the St. Clair Shores area for summer outings. Rail service between St. Clair Shores and Mount Clemens ended in 1927. Interurban railroads were eventually eliminated as automobiles and buses grew in popularity.
 
Erected 2000. (Marker Number L2071.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 28.536′ N, 82° 53.34′ W. Marker is in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Revere Street, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at the northwest corner of Wahby Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24800 Jefferson Avenue, Saint Clair Shores MI 48080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Shore Line Interurban Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 1, 2017
2. Shore Line Interurban Railway Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blossom Heath Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake St. Clair (Lac Sainte Claire) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Selinsky-Green Log House (approx. 1 miles away); Milk River Settlement (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fractional District No. 9 School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Sewage Pumping Station (approx. 4.4 miles away); This Bell House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Clair Shores.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Shore Line Interurban Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 1, 2017
3. Shore Line Interurban Railway Marker
View looking north along Jefferson Avenue.
Shore Line Interurban Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 1, 2017
4. Shore Line Interurban Railway Marker
View from the park's parking lot in the general direction of the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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