Business and Landmarks List
This list was garnered from many sources and may be outdated and contain inaccuracies. It was meant as a historical reference. If you have additional names and descriptions, especially photos, I would be happy to add them. Think of this section as a trip down memory lane. I encourage you to contribute own your memories here.
Businesses of Delray
4461 Jefferson Detroit Harbor Terminals provide dockage and storage for Great Lakes shipping.
5425 Jefferson City of Detroit Mistersky Power Station
Jefferson (south side) of Cavalry Entrance to Historic Fort Wayne
6701 Jefferson The Detroit Edison Company Delray Power Plant (major pollutor of Delray)
Jefferson (south side) at Post This the former site of the Detroit International Fair held from 1891-1894. 70 acres of ground and the world's largest exhibition hall was built. 50,000 visitors per day.
Jefferson (south side) from Post to the Wabash Railroad tracks - Site of the Solvay Process Company built in 1894 on Exposition grounds. The plant no longer exists here.
Jefferson (south side) at Green Street Former location of Delray General Hospital, originally the industrial clinic for the Solvay Process Co. Torn down in the 1970's.
6986 Jefferson at Post Kovacs Bar (Netovabb) one of the more famous spots in Old Delray. Still in business. Stop in and toast your ancestors!
800 Cottrell Recreation Center.
Corner of South Street Church of God in Christ.
Cottrell, Solvay and Crossley, just north of W. Jefferson were the center of the original Armenian settlement of Delray.
Jefferson (south side) at Wabash Railroad tracks - entrance to Allied Chemical Co and Zug Island. Zug Island's tax base belongs to River Rouge.
7914 Jefferson Delray United Action Council
7907 Jefferson Former home of the 'Detroit Ujsag' (Detroit News) a Hungarian language newspaper
8124 Burdeno Hebrew Congregation of Delray built in 1918 and sold to the Petofi Club in 1947, now Full Gospel Holy Ghost Deliverance Church
8156 Burdeno Former home of the Hungarian Butchers and Grocers Association meeting hall built in 1944 Building now houses Prayerband Mission Baptist Church
8156 Burdeno Former site of German Evangelical Church, built in 1888, replaced in the early 1920's with the present apartment building.
Thaddeus Street This street contained the homes of the Hungarian elite in the 1920's.
8151 Thaddeus First Hungarian Lutheran Church
Continue east on Thaddeus. On the north side, just before you reach West End, you will see the homes which up to the early 1900's house the last remaining descendants of the French settlement. City property records show that they were replaced by Hungarians soon after the turn of the century.
McMillan Junior High School Built in 1889. Once considered one of the finest in Detroit. Abandoned.
Vanderbilt Street Well-to-do Hungarians owned nicer homes here.
400 Vanderbilt First Hungarian Baptist Church
Keller and Lyon Streets These two streets have been almost completely Hungarian since the early 1900's.
844 S. Harbough at Pulaski St. John Cantius Polish Catholic Church.
8800 Joey's Stables Famous for excellent food, sold and bull-dozed by the City of Detroit in the early 1990's. Photographs from owner Jack Nykiel coming soon!
Jefferson - On the south side between Pulaski and Dearborn. Up until the late 1960's several families occupied houseboats here. It was also one of the stops for rumrunners.
North side of Jefferson - all buildings to White Street have been torn down.
South Street Corner of South and Harbaugh is St. John The Baptist Hungary Byzantine Rite Catholic Church
East on South Street Holy Cross Hungarian Catholic Church
Northeast corner on West End Al's Lounge - WONDERFUL Hungarian cooking. Now closed.
Northwest corner on West End Szabo's Market Owner was Steve Szabo Hungarian food specialties. Now closed.
Vanderbilt Street Evangelical Reformed Church built 1927
View looking east on West Jefferson
View looking west on Jefferson
Peninsular Bank on W. Jefferson
8346 Jefferson Delray Super Market featuring Hungarin specialty meats, groceries and imported foods. Proprietor was Miklos Nagy.
8148 Jefferson Fancy Pastry Shop. Baker was Al Kocsisko (1892-1973) and son, Al, jr. Business now located in Allen Park.
8124 Jefferson King's Coney Island Owner was Mr. Yee Tong
8120 Jefferson Delray Music Shop Owner was Mrs. John Poncsak Hungarian records, sheet music and imported embroideries, potteries, china and gifts
8022 Jefferson Mini Police Station
8000 Jefferson Fox Hardware and Appliances Owner was William Casman
8020 W. Jefferson Delray Neighborhood City Hall
8005 Jefferson Magyar Haz (Hungarian Center) 80 years old in 2006
Medina and Barnes Streets Center of the Gypsy community of Delray
8051 Jefferson Michigan Cleaners Was owned by James Tagani
1001 Springwells Hungarian Village Restaurant Owner was Dave Ganus Music was provided by Sanyika and his Gypsy orchestra
8147 W. Jefferson Site of Babas Studios This is where everyone went to have their wedding portraits done. Built in 1910 and now owned by John Koutoulakis
West Jefferson Fire House
Unknown bar on W. Jefferson
South Street home before & after
Victor Racz Photography Studio
Michigan Carbon Works
Rose's Bar West Jefferson near West End. Owned by Rose Butka (owner of Hungarian Kitchen)
Sunshine Pork (moved to Ohio due to zero tax breaks from City of Detroit)
Stain Glass Works West Fort Street (designed and made the stained glass for Holy Cross Church)
Tar's Supermarket on Dearborn
Tony Papovich's Hungarian Meat Market on Jefferson, just off Dearborn.
Zolkower's Department Store, corner of Dearborn and Jefferson.
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