Shorpy Saturday – On The Street Where You Live: 1900

By Jeffrey Buck

I attempted to find this apartment building today with no luck. There is a good chance it has already met the wrecking ball but it reminded me of a building at 2nd Avenue and Selden Street. After further comparison the two look very much a like but are in fact different. If you have any guesses or an answer feel free to leave a comment below. Hope you enjoy your first weekend of March 2013!

Take a look at the photograph entitled “On The Street Where You Live: 1900“:

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1900. “W.H. Jackson residence.” Just out of view across 2nd Avenue in this two-part panorama was the residence of Detroit Publishing photographer William Henry Jackson. 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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2 Responses to Shorpy Saturday – On The Street Where You Live: 1900

  1. I’m pretty sure you can see that apartment building across the street from Honest John’s. They have since added a street, but…

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=honest+john%27s+detroit&hl=en&ll=42.347547,-83.063968&spn=0.008009,0.013078&sll=42.347731,-83.063934&layer=c&cid=15499854886669951161&cbp=13,219.7,,0,0.17&panoid=A2juNcjxwjUTXzVviHuOLg&hq=honest+john%27s+detroit&t=h&z=17&cbll=42.347516,-83.064058

  2. I thought the same thing. That was my guess as to where it was but there are small windows in the older photo near the corner that do not exist in the building that stands today.

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