MotorCities National Heritage Area

Electric Streetcars

During the end of 1899, the first electric streetcar was lining the streets of Romeo. Connected by long rods to overhead electrical lines, the electric streetcar established a connection to the electric streetcare network across southern Michigan. Romeo saw a growth in business, shipping, and recreation along the tracks and was no longer an isolated rural town. 

Corner of S. Rawels and West Lafayette
Romeo, MI