Fire Destroys Historic Block in Linden Michigan

By
Mortgage and Lending with PCM Mortgage Solutions

It's a sad day in Linden Michigan.

Linden Fire

Friday May 18, 2007 an early evening fire destoryed a block long building.  The building was known as the Union Block Merchantie Building.  We mostly knew it as Broad street.  The name of the restuarant that was on the corner.  It was the heart of town.  The building dates back to the late 1800's.  Currently it housed Broad Street Grille, Serendipity Day Spa, Blade Dental, A Law Office, and serveral loft apartments.  Cause of the fire is still unknown. What is known is that it's a total loss.  My son shot this pic with his camera phone.  Text message titled Mom LINDEN is on FIRE.  It appears he was  correct.  He works directly across the street at Los Vecino's.  Thanks to owner Greg Baker for letting so many in his small restaurant at the time.    I  just love Linden and it's small town charm.  I hope they rebuild. 

 

 

Comments (7)

Anonymous
Anonymous
I was there to witness this tragedy.  I still cannot believe it.  All of this on a beautiful summer day.
May 25, 2007 04:16 PM
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Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!

Angela, I just heard about this. What a tragedy. My Mom grew up in nearby Fenton and I have many relatives in the area. I hope the business owners are recovering - I'm sure they lost some very important materials.

FYI - call me and I'll share how to resize pix then repost - it's probably worth enlarging. :) 

May 28, 2007 06:50 PM
Angela Harrington
PCM Mortgage Solutions - Swartz Creek, MI
Loan Officer Mid- Michigan

I figured out the re-size of the pics.  Thanks Mary.

Many businesses are relocating to other buildings.  The city folks are thinking of selling off some of the bricks for historic memories etc.  It's going to be a long process.

Jun 19, 2007 07:08 AM
Anonymous
-Anonymous

It's not spelled "merchantie" stupid I failed my class because I put that word on my assignment and everyone laughed at me; I was really embarrassed. Thanks alot, now I went from being pretty and popular to having no friends and I'm ugly, or at least i feel that way.

Thanks again, Mary, you were not very helpful.

 

Nov 06, 2008 12:25 AM
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Anonymous
-Anonymous

It's not spelled "merchantie" stupid I failed my class because I put that word on my assignment and everyone laughed at me; I was really embarrassed. Thanks alot, now I went from being pretty and popular to having no friends and I'm ugly, or at least i feel that way.

Thanks again, Angela, you were not very helpful.

 

Nov 06, 2008 12:27 AM
#5
Anonymous
-Anonymous

It's not spelled "merchantie" stupid I failed my class because I put that word on my assignment and everyone laughed at me; I was really embarrassed. Thanks alot, now I went from being pretty and popular to having no friends and I'm ugly, or at least i feel that way.

Thanks again, Lafonda, you were not very helpful.

 

Nov 06, 2008 12:28 AM
#6
Anonymous
-Anonymous

It's not spelled "merchantie" stupid I failed my class because I put that word on my assignment and everyone laughed at me; I was really embarrassed. Thanks alot, now I went from being pretty and popular to having no friends and I'm ugly, or at least i feel that way.

Thanks again, Maurice, you were not very helpful.

 

Nov 06, 2008 12:28 AM
#7