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I drove past this hundreds of times and never
realized they were going to tear it down.
Though I never went inside I liked seeing it
when I drove past. It was different and
strangely comforting just to see.

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Madison 01-Jun-2016 16:03
Today, I thought of Samson's and found your photo. I have good memories of buying shrimp and smoked whitefish. Boiling the shrimp and then peeling them was work, but they were so good. It's strange that I don't remember them selling anything other than fish. Maybe that came later than the 60s or early 70s. Anyway, thanks for the memory jog.
Joe Ryan 15-Jul-2013 05:03
Of all the photos! This market was on the end of Beamer Rd on Jefferson, one down from Hickler Lane where I lived. There was a bus stop across the street you could ride into Detroit. This market did a great business on Fridays and during Lent in a neighborhood with many Catholic families. I used to take fish my dad and I caught from lake St. Clair in for them to clean for a buck or less until I learned how myself. Funny thing is, I remembered it as Sam's all these years. But that square cinder block box is unmistakable. Also, across the street is the Water Works, we used to sneak in at night and skinny dip off that little pier. I had a paper route down the streets and in the Blue Sky trailer park. We had quite a few family meals at Terrace Gardens just kitty corner off Crocker. Thanks for posting all these shots.
1moremile22-May-2011 10:41
This place has been around as long as I can remember.
Just too bad some great places can't compete forever.
old friend 17-May-2011 14:21
Many good memories visiting Ms. Samson. Sorry the only picture shown is half way through the demolition of the building. All you will find now is a grass field.
Yiannis Pavlis30-Jul-2007 13:33
Nice composition .
Great colors and fantastic definition.
well presented.
Guest 21-Jul-2007 16:36
that is on Jefferson just north of Crocker
Tom Briggs25-Mar-2007 13:27
Larry ... another good shot of a rare scene ... looks like they serve everything BUT fish.
dan dunn25-Mar-2007 10:08
Do you catch Samson fish by cutting off their Herring?
Dennis17-Jul-2006 13:06
...if only the walls could talk...
Cheers !
1moremile15-Jul-2006 23:02
That might be true. If it is we probably owe it to this fish company that is not pulling it's weight.
Dave Beedon15-Jul-2006 08:11
I hear that there is a shortage of fish in Michigan. Is that true?
1moremile14-Jul-2006 21:39
There was a lady leering at me while I was taking this photo. I ignored her. I waited till she started walking into her home next door. At least, I hope it was HER home.
Lori B.13-Jul-2006 03:47
I love shots of grungy old buildings. Nicely done!
Bryan12-Jul-2006 10:39
Nice shot. Looks like a house just to the left(I can see a sundeck and car)
1moremile12-Jul-2006 09:10
Oh, that one! Yeah, it is a little scruffy looking too. I went past there recently and they were doing the roof, I think. Someday it will look nice and I will post an update. Thanks, Dave. I had forgotten which gallery that was in.
Dave Beedon12-Jul-2006 08:28
Don't tease me, Larry, you know very well I meant this one: .
Victoria12-Jul-2006 07:19
Yes, it is good for brain, so could you keep some for me! I love fish
1moremile12-Jul-2006 02:38
This church, Dave? I didn't do anything to this roof. It was like that.
Dave Beedon12-Jul-2006 02:13
The "C" in the sign reminds me of Pac-Man.
What happened to the angled roof? You're establishing a pattern here, Larry---remember the church?
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