Larra Jones, Cheryl Carey and Tim O’Neal. Two Micks and a Brit looking for action [trouble].
July 15, 2016 – After our tour of St. Anne’s and Mexican Town, we drove over to the Corktown section of Detroit. Compared to what it looked like 20 years ago, it’s now a happening place.
We proceeded to do a pub crawl of places we suspected my Dad and Granddad would have hung out.
A neighborhood pub that used to be a grocery, long ago.
Larra thought this fascinating (above), so I’ve included it.
The old tin ceilings were impressive. Especially the attention to detail to painting the crown molding on this one.
Digby Grocery was the name of this place 75 years ago. They’ve preserved the entrance tile.
Larra, Cheryl and Tim.
PJ’s Lager House on Michigan Avenue, Corktown, Detroit
PJ has a record store in the basement
PJ and Jim
Another great tin ceiling
Guitar picks laminated into the bar
A sign of Detroit – Faygo “soda pop”
Behind PJ’s, an old warehouse converted to loft apartments
My sister Cheryl and wife Larra, outside the Irish-American Club. Founded in the 1920’s, there’s a very high probability my Dad and Granddad both drank here, at different times.
Cheryl, Jim, Larra and Tim
Cheryl showing off her Gaelic League membership card, leaning against the Guiness.
Like many of the Irish, my sister never learned to write, as evidenced by her unsigned membership card, above.
Tim and Cheryl
Now we’re driving into downtown Detroit