Subject:Dearborn, Historical Neighborhood, History, Henry Ford, Community
In this edition of Through The Arsenal Gates, Glenn O'Kray interviews Christopher Merlo, Writer and Co-Editor of Stories From The Sidewalk. Glenn begins the interview by asking Christopher about his early years in Redford Township. We learn that his parents are from Dearborn, they attended Fordson High School together and were married at St. Alphonsus Church. Chris tells us about his educational background and some of the people that were a big influence on him while growing up. The conversation shifts to discussion about the book Stories From The Sidewalk. Chris and Glenn collaborated on the project, along with a group of researchers and photograhers. They share reflections on the process, including the laboriuos amount of research that went into the homes and the interesting people that lived there. The neighborhoods featured in the book are The Arsenal District and The River Bend District in west Dearborn. Chris and Glenn offer short presentations on several homes of interest that are featured in the book.