Shorpy Saturday – Up Woodward: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck

The past week was a little hectic for me and I felt bad for not getting a chance to post a new Shorpy photograph, bad enough to find time to post one for a special Shorpy Monday. Pleas enjoy and I hope all that holiday shopping isn’t dragging you down!

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Up Woodward: 1908“:

Detroit circa 1908. “Up Woodward Avenue from Grand Circus Park.” A record number of “moonlight tower” arc lamp standards on view here. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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Here is a photo near the area where the photo was taken. A lot has changed on Woodward since then, most notably the addition of Comerica Park on the right:

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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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2 Responses to Shorpy Saturday – Up Woodward: 1908

  1. TBM says:

    Ah…I prefer the first photo, but you can’t stop change.

  2. I agree. I think Comerica did wonders for that part of downtown but we lost a lot of special buildings in the process.

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