Two vintage photos, February 25, 1959. Tireman Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan.
Price for the set: $6.00 Size: 5 x 5″ each
Braccy….Bracey Trucking…note the lettering starting with B…on the roof, top photo
February 25, 1959. These photos may have been taken for a real estate company, if not real estate maybe for a photography class or something along those lines. In any case, they show the Dearborn side of Tireman Avenue, between Maple Street (Decatur Street on the Detroit side) and the railroad tracks. The tracks run across Tireman today so unless they were moved or the image got reversed or the photographer was looking into the 14000 block (golly, this is getting convoluted) it would seem like the top view was standing west of the tracks looking east, with Tireman further on the left but out of the picture. It’s just fields and parking lots now, but time-traveling back to the mid to late 1950s, 13925 Tireman was found as a listing for Braccy Trucking (then Bracey Trucking). And on the 1940 Federal Census for Dearborn, Albert Braccy is listed as truck driver in the lumber supply industry, born in Italy about 1893, with wife, Lucy, born in Vermont (but read on) about 1898. Lucy is the owner of a trailer camp. Their address on the 1940 is 13717 Tireman, though in 2 and 1/3 pages of census records everyone is listed either at 13717 or 13723, all owned, no rentals. (This is something we’ve not come across before.) On the 1930 census for Detroit (5920 Renville St.) the couple is listed with their seventeen-old daughter, Sophia. All three family members were born in Italy. Albert at this time is a manager for a coal company.
Tireman at the railroad tracks in 2016, looking east.
1955 – Braccy Trucking, 13925 Tireman Ave., Dearborn. Albert Braccy living at 9141 Littlefield, Detroit.
1956 – Bracey Trucking, 13925 Tireman Ave., Dearborn. Albert Bracey, residence Detroit.
1958 – Bracey Trucking, 13925 Tireman Ave., Dearborn. Albert Bracey, residence Detroit.
Sources: Year: 1940; Census Place: Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T627_1826; Page: 81A; Enumeration District: 82-26. (Ancestry.com).
Year: 1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1061; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 0738; FHL microfilm: 2340796. (Ancestry.com).
R. L. Polk & Co’s Dearborn (Wayne County, Mich) City Directory, 1955, Vol 12. p. 69. (Ancestry.com).
R. L. Polk & Co.’s Yellow Pages, Dearborn (Michigan) 1956. p. 156. (Ancestry.com).
R. L. Polk & Co.’s Dearborn (Wayne County, Mich.) City Directory., 1958, Vol. 14. p. 160. (Ancestry.com).
Google map image and satellite view, July 2016. (Google.com)