Shorpy Saturday – 1942 Woodward

By Jeffrey Buck

Today’s photograph is sort of ironic in the sense that you can see tracks running along Woodward that will soon be restored once the new light rail system is completed from Hart Plaza to New Center. In a city dominated by the automobile for so many years it’s incredible to finally see other modes of transportation springing back to life.

Take a look at the photographed entitled “Green Detroit: 1942.”

Detroit, July 1942. “Looking north on Woodward Avenue from the Maccabees Building with the Fisher Building at the distant left, and the Wardell Hotel at the right.” 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel.

Source: http://www.shorpy.com/Woodward-Avenue-Detroit-1942

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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