Shorpy Saturday – Going Up: 1911

By Jeffrey Buck

The Dime Building is a jewel of the city skyscrapers that still stands today. Constructed between 1910 and 1912 the class-A office building stand 23 stories tall in the heart of Detroit’s Financial District. Unfortunately  the building experienced some updating which included adding decorative grey granite to the facade of the first two floors. The building is looking at its 100th birthday since opening which all in all is a feat in itself.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Going Up: 1911“:

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1911. “Dime Savings Bank building under construction.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


Below is a shot of the area where the Dime Building still stands today. Can you find it?:


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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