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Turner Summer Home Club / Interurban Station #54
28404 Jefferson Ave.

Built in 1924 to serve as a German athletic club (a “Turnverein” which turned into “Turner Club”), it was also a stop on the interurban railway that ran through St. Clair Shores until the late 1920s. The building was purchased by the VFW in 1939. It was torn down in the 1950s.

After the building was purchased by the VFW, it was remodeled; the Bruce Post met there for the first time in 1943. The present VFW building opened in 1957, but the Post was established in 1934 and was named after charter member Walter F. Bruce who died in 1935.

Now: Walter F. Bruce VFW Post #1146

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Turner Summer Home
 
The Turner Summer Home, c. 1920s
 
A postcard showing the Turner Home as Station 54 on the Shore Line Interurban Railway route, which began service in 1898. The route was 26 miles, from Detroit, through Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores, ending in Mount Clemens. Service from St. Clair Shores to Mt. Clemens ended in 1927.
Turner Summer Home 1930s
 
The Turner Summer Home, 1920s
 
A postcard showing the Turner Home as Station 54 on the Shore Line Interurban Railway route, which began service in 1898. The route was 26 miles, from Detroit, through Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores, ending in Mount Clemens. Service from St. Clair Shores to Mt. Clemens ended in 1927.
Walter F. Bruce VFW Post #1146
 
 
Walter F. Bruce VFW Post #1146 2021