Shorpy Saturday – Boots and Saddles: 1909

By Jeffrey Buck

Detroit has a long heritage of Theatres dating back to the early 1900s. Many of the theatres have survived the ups and downs of Detroit including the beautiful Fox Theatre, built in 1928, the Detroit Opera House, built in 1922, and the Music Hall, built in 1928. the oldest surviving theatre from Detroit’s first district is the National Theatre, which stands empty and neglected today. With the renovation of several theatres in Detroit, including the newly announced Gardner Theatre renovation, there are still several that are need of much help to survive.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Boots and Saddles: 1909“:

“Majestic Theatre, Detroit, Michigan.” Now playing: “Boots & Saddles.” 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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