Frenchy's Auto Parts

Frenchy's Auto Parts (HM29QG)

Location: Roseville, MI 48066 Macomb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 30.961', W 82° 55.621'

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Helping Hands for the Roseville Community

During World War II, new cars were not available
and people came to Frenchy's Auto Parts to keep their cars running. Owners Dumitru and Anna Simionescu experienced difficulties — rebuilding from a 1949 fire and financial struggles — however they loved Roseville and its residents, even giving free auto parts to people having tough times. Dumitru was born in Romania and nicknamed "Frenchy" because he spoke many languages. He moved to Roseville in 1925 and married Anna in 1943. At first he farmed on his property at Gratiot and Florian Street, but the auto parts business grew to fill his 2-acre lot.

You Auto Know
At its peak, Frenchy's Auto Parts had about 150 cars in the 2-acre lot.
HM NumberHM29QG
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 341702 N 4708870
Decimal Degrees42.51601667, -82.92701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 30.961', W 82° 55.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 30' 57.66" N, 82° 55' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)586, 810, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18838 VFW Memorial Drive, Roseville MI 48066, US
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