Shorpy Saturday – Advanced Vaudeville: 1912

By Jeffrey Buck

Capital Park just went through a major overhaul. The park got a much needed renovation which added new green space and sidewalks. Once a mjor transportation hub, the park is much more calm after the opening of the new state-of-the-art Rosa Parks’ Terminal. Several building are part of a RFP package being shopped now towards future developers. Let’s hope this great area gets a grand rebirth, it’s one of my favorite places in the city.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Advanced Vaudeville: 1912“:

Detroit circa 1912. “Griswold Street from Capitol Park.” Home of the Miles Theater and “Advanced Vaudeville” — you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll need a slide rule and a thesaurus. 8×10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing.


Below is a shot of the same block today from street level:

And also a bird’s eye shot:



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