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7 Responses to Roberts Brass Manufacturing

  • I live across the freeway from here. There seems to be a lot of activity there recently. It’s boarded up in the front with plywood.

  • I find it incredible that those bottles weren’t broken.

  • FYI from the book of detroiters:

    ROBERTS, Dougald H., president and general manager Roberts Brass Manufacturing Co.; born near Bothwell, Ont., Can., Dec. 25, 1851; educated in common schools of Ontario; married at Wallaceburg, Ont., Nov. 21, 1877, Miss Louisa McDougall. Engaged for some years in mechanical engineering in Canada; in 1887 became one of the organizers of the firm of McRae & Roberts, Wallaceburg, Ont., which moved to Detroit, in 1892, and was incorporated in 1894 as the McRae & Roberts Co., of which was vice president and superintendent; withdrew in 1906, and organized the Roberts Brass Manufacturing co., manufacturers of high grade brass good, of which his son, William H., is secretary and treasurer, and another son, Earl W., is vice president and general superintendent. Member Board of Commerce. Recreations: Reading, theater. Office: 1395-1407 Fort St. Residence: 405 Campbell Av.

  • So the City is parasiting storage space for drums of chemicals in an abandoned structure?? Ye gods….

  • Lofts anyone?

  • Yeah, I think those chems are for buffing graffiti, but Im not sure. The City used this property recently, I think.

  • Absolutely amazing. So…were all of those noxious chemical drums full and simply left there? If so that’s messed up.

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