By Jeffrey Buck
Enjoy your holiday weekend and as always enjoy your Saturday Shorpy Photo…
Take a look at the photograph entitled “The Busy Corner: 1906“:
Detroit circa 1906. “Griswold Street at Fort.” The comings and goings of a century ago, cross-sectioned and flash-frozen. 8×10 glass negative.
Below is a shot of the same block today from street level:
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.
In the more recent photo, the building seen on the left used to be the National Bank of Detroit. I worked there as a tour guide in the summer of ’65, while I was in college. We took people around to see the money museum on the mezzanine, the board room on the 5th floor, the vault in the basement, and the computer system which took up a WHOLE FLOOR. If I remember correctly our uniforms were navy blue wool skirts, white blouse, and royal blue wool blazers. It was a fun job, and I worked with some really nice people.