MotorCities National Heritage Area
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Village of Fairview

This village only sustained a life of four years as it was formed and vanished in bold moves for control of the growing industrial landscape along East Jefferson Avenue. The Village of Fairview was mostly marshy land between East Jefferson and the Detroit River that had been drained for development. It was then swallowed by the city of Detroit in order to maintain the control and growth of the East Jefferson streetcar line.