Friday, July 24, 2020

SODA Neighborhood Garage Sale 2020

SODA Neighborhood Garage Sale
Be apart of Michigan's Longest Garage Sale!! 

August 14th - 16th, 2020

Fri & Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please fill out the form below to register your address for SODA's event. We will contact you before the sale date to give you further information and confirm that you have obtained a garage sale permit.

Residents are responsible for getting their own permit from the City.
The cost is $10 for the first City permit for the year

The association will advertise the event, make a map of the garage sale addresses, and sale locations will be available via the smartphone app Yard Sale Treasure Map. The sales will also be published on as part of Michigan's Longest Garage Sale

Michigan's Longest Garage Sale

COVID-19 Safety: For the safety of all participants, it is your responsibility to follow state and local guidelines that are in place on August 14th -16th.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Hubbard Street - SODA History

A brief history about the name of Hubbard Street 

Not to be confused with Hubbard Drive which runs East / West through the middle of Dearborn, Hubbard Street runs North / South for two blocks between Madison St. and Oxford St. in the heart of the SODA neighborhood. According to the Dearborn Historical Museum and the Dearborn Press & Guide; Huddard St. was named after Bessie Hubbard, wife of Jackson Howard Pardee. The land in the area that is now the Southwestern Outer Drive Neighborhood was once rows of ribbon farms and the Pardee family was the owner of one of those farms. 
A Wayne County map from 1893 shows the Pardee farm which was bordered by Monroe St. to the East and what is now Pardee St. to the West, another street named after the Pardee family. To the North the farm border ran along what is now Oxford St. and the farm extended West in the direction of the what is now Princeton St. up to what is now Parker St.. The 1893 map shows a structure was near what is now the Hubbard St. location, possibly the Pardee family home or a building that supported the family farm.