In 1930s Farmington, much of the area outside the immediate downtown–like the neighborhood between Grand River (at center) and Freedom–was still open land.
See the then-and-now slider here.
Historic photo from Brian Golden/Heritage & History Center. Contemporary image from Bing.com maps. Special thanks to Paul Sewick for cropping and aligning the maps.
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