Thursday, February 23, 2017

TBT: Steamers At The Port Huron Dock

People gather and line up to board the steamer ships moored at the Port Huron dock. 

The year of this postcard is 1908. The first somewhat affordable automobile to the average person, the Ford Model T, wouldn't even roll out of the factory doors until that autumn. The fastest transportation to travel long distances at the time were either the trains that cut across the landscape or hopping on one of these passenger boats to get to your destination.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sperry's Moviehouse Ribbon Cutting

Many people from the community gathered in downtown Port Huron yesterday for the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the Sperry's Moviehouse.

The building, which once housed the department store Sperry’s, was a retail anchor downtown for over 100 years. It sat vacant for over a decade until developer Chuck Reid saw the potential in the downtown structure.

The three story building is now home to 12 individual theaters with seating from 27 to 44 seats as well as a restaurant on the 2nd floor.

Read a timeline of the Sperry's building here.

Find out more about the Sperry's Moviehouse at their website.