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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Filed under Detroit, Shorpy Saturday

2 responses to “Shorpy Saturday – Up Woodward: 1908

  1. TBM

    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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