Shorpy Saturday – Wreathed With Smiles: 1905

By Jeffrey Buck

If there is one thing I have increasingly become fascinated with over the years its theatres. Having spent a fair amount of time in my simple high school auditorium it amazes me when I see the detail work in some of the theatres built in the early 1900s. In my opinion it’s safe to say that Detroit has some of, if not thee, the most beautiful theatres in the country. We’ve preserved but also destroyed, or re-purposed, these masterpieces, many flanking our downtown streets. What is your favorite?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Wreathed With Smiles: 1905“:

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905. “Temple Theatre, interior.” A vaudeville house with that lived-in look. Detroit Publishing 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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