Shorpy Saturday – Chop Suey Canyon: 1916

By Jeffrey Buck

I don’t have much to say this week. It was quite busy but I wanted to get a photo out because I know how much our readers enjoy them. I know I sure do love them! The only problem with these is that they make me want to go back in time. I’ve discovered over the last few years that I have a love for architecture, history and DETROIT. It’s sort of a deathly combo because of how much history and architecture Detroit has lost. In finding photos like this it just makes it more apparent that we must preserve what we still have.

The Tuller and Statler Hotels are now gone. They can be found in the middle of the frame in the background. Quiet possibly two of the most significant anchors of Grand Circus Park. It’s a shame.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Chop Suey Canyon: 1916“:

Detroit, 1916. “Park Boulevard canyon.” A tip of the Shorpy hat (Department of Belated Publicity) to Dr. Bertha J. Gaylord, chiropractor. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


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



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