Shorpy Saturday – Bustling Detroit: 1915

By Jeffrey Buck

The makeup of lower Woodward has gone through several changes, most recently with the addition of the Compuware headquarters building several years back. Now with Dan Gilbert on the scene, who knows what we might see next. Residential units opening this fall will be a much needed boost of pedestrian traffic downtown. Are any of our readers becoming or currently downtown residents? What’s your favorite hangout?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Bustling Detroit: 1915“:


Detroit circa 1915. “Woodward Avenue and Campus Martius.” Among the Motown landmarks in this panorama of two 8×10 glass negatives are the Hotel Pontchartrain, Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument, Ford Building, Detroit City Hall and Dime Savings Bank. 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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