Shorpy Saturday – Detroit Rubber Works: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck

The riverfront of the Detroit River has been extremely transformed over the last several years by way of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Factories like the one below were a staple along the water for decades leading to pollution and under utilized space for the citizens of Detroit. Detroit has made it a priority to create a pedestrian friendly walk along the river. Although not complete yet, the city and state are finally cleaning up sites with contamination to help spur redevelopment and space to finish this gem for the city.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Detroit Rubber Works: 1908“:

Detroit, Michigan, 1908. “Detroit Rubber Works.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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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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