Before workers lay down rails for the new M-1 Rail on Woodward Avenue, they’re going to have to dig up the rails from the previous streetcar system buried under the pavement. The Woodward line of the Detroit DSR was shut down in April of 1956 and replaced with buses. In later years the rails were paved over and have remained hidden until being excavated last week. You can read more about Detroit’s early transit history at http://www.detroittransithistory.info/DSR/TheDSRYears.html
The Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center originally started out as the Ginsburg Branch of the Detroit Public Library, built in 1917. After the library closed in 1927, it was converted into a recreation center. A new wing with a gym and pool were added in 1928.