Dearborn historians release ‘Stories from the Sidewalk'

Dearborn residents Christopher Merlo and L. Glenn O'Kray recently published their new book, 'Stories from the Sidewalk.' The book gives the histori...

November 28, 2022
11:12 PM

Dearborn residents Christopher Merlo and L. Glenn O'Kray recently published their new book, 'Stories from the Sidewalk.' The book gives the histories of some 360 houses and public buildings in the Arsenal and Riverbend neighborhoods. Alan Balaka has taken the photos. Below is the introduction to the book. Several histories of homes were published in editions of the Dearborn Press & Guide while the authors researched the book. Nine researchers have been involved in this project. The Arsenal District: The Core of a New Town Precolonial history and geography and military input colluded to bring about Dearborn.

Dave Herndon