not all those who wander are lost

C.F. SMITH CUT PRICE GROCERY.

You gotta love a good ghost sign, this is a beautiful one. Located along Woodward Avenue in Highland Park.

One Response to C.F. SMITH CUT PRICE GROCERY

  • Heartfelt. Thank you for the post and pix. I was told by my step-grandmother, my grandfather was the buyer for C. F. Smith for a great many number of years before and after the depression. My dad (his son) worked at the Schoolcraft/Berg Road store in Brightmoor, Mi bagging loose flour on the floor. My grandfather was let go sometime in the early 50’s (and passed away in 1954). My dad went on to work at Burroughs for thirty years. I understand Mr. Smith is buried in Holy Sepulcher cemetery in Southfield, Mi. I’ve read Smith’s a became a part or were A&P and IGA in later years. I’ve also been told that my grandfather’s sisters husband invented the refrigeration units for A&P. A lot of history about the Detroit area I’ve learned over my 71 years but have no proof of; only fond memories to last me a lifetime. I learned today, after reading the Smiths website, that the big wooden box with the large steel hinges that sat for years, untouched, underneath our downstairs on Centralia (that I’ve always wondered about) but never asked had ‘Imperial Tea Company’ stamped on it came from Smiths. Can’t thank you enough for the pixs and all the info. I’m most grateful!

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