Photos Related To 1920s-30s Gambling and Alcohol in the Dearborn Southend

“Home brew smashed at Salina Ave” by Dearborn Police Chief Brooks [man in straw hat] – June 1930
Illegal still being destroyed at 1060 Dearborn Road on May 3rd 1934
Confiscated liquor being destroyed at Clippert Dump along east side of what is now Wyoming Street south of the Michigan Central Railroad – 11/29/1929
Article in March 8th 1935 Dearborn Independent discussing the shooting at 2806 Salina.


Slot machines seized by the Dearborn Police photographed on April 12th 1935. Where they were seized is not identified.

The January 30th 1931 Dearborn Independent and other newspapers contain accusations the Dearborn Police repeatedly failed to raid 2809 Salina.

The Dearborn Historical Museum has a number of Southend photos showing buildings which stood before 1933 and may have been illegal drinking spots. These are just a sampling of those images.

Casa Romana Hall (Romanian Social Hall) at 2770 Salina pictured in 1970
2785 Salina was listed as a soft drink stand in 1932 and a restaurant in 1936. This image is from 1970.
2813 Salina was also listed as a soft drink stand in 1932. Soft drink stands often were the legal designations for speakeasies. This image was taken in 1970.