The Russell Industrial Center

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I worked there during the summer of 1967, the summer of the Detroit Riots, in a small print shop next to Great Lakes Plating, a very large print shop. It was a huge building indeed! Our little print shop specialised in ‘proof printing’ the brochures for the new car models that would be coming out in 1968- exciting work for a teenager in the Motor City! Dad wouldn’t let me go into work until, I think, it was Wednesday of the week of the riots, he went to work the very next day- at the old Dodge Main plant.