Shorpy Saturday – Washington Park: 1907

By Jeffrey Buck

Street lights have come a long way since 1907. Take a look here at Washington Blvd, the location of the great ice fountain featured in previous posts here and here.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Washington Park: 1907“:

Detroit circa 1907. “Washington Boulevard Park.” Adjacent to the Hotel Cadillac, at right, and the site of the ice fountain seen here in several wintertime views. Rising at center is the base of an arc-lamp standard, part of the city’s “moonlight tower” municipal lighting system. 8×10 inch glass negative.

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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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