By Jeffrey Buck
Detroit has made significant strides in revamping one of their most significant assets over the last five years; the river front. The transformation from a once factory ridden deserted polluted stretch of property has turned into a pedestrian friendly path open to bikes & runners with new development of businesses and condos.
This photo unfortunately doesn’t specify as to where this gentleman is driving along the waterfront but anyone can tell that 2011 and 2008 waterfronts are much different. But it also depicts two things that have stood the test of time. The automobile and the tear drop streetlight.
Take a look at the photograph entitled “Onward: 1908“:
Detroit circa 1908. “Automobile on waterfront road.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.