July 15, 2016 – Jim’s Grandfather moved to Detroit after WW1, got a job as a baggage handler with Railway Express, here at Union Railroad Station, married my Grandmother, and my Dad was born just blocks from here in 1922.
Much of Old Corktown has been razed, and used to expand the US Customs operation at the Ambassador Bridge. The house my Dad was born in and grew up in fell victim to that expansion, but the church he was baptized in and served as an altar boy is still there.
Many call St. Anne’s the most beautiful church in Detroit, even more beautiful than the Cathedral. It is definitely an architectural masterpiece, and I’m glad it didn’t fall prey to the bulldozers and expansion of US Customs at the bridge.