Shorpy Saturday – Post Office Max: 1912

By Jeffrey Buck

I marvel at buildings built during this time period because of their incredible detail and beauty. It’s incredible to think about the planning and construction of these structures during a time when machinery played a much smaller role. The talent and skill is just beyond belief. A building gone to soon because of such rapid growth in Detroit that saw the population sky rocket in only a few years. If downtown be sure to visit its replacement.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Post Office Max: 1912“:

Post Office Max - 1912

Circa 1912. “Detroit Post Office.” The old Federal Building, a Romanesque Revival extravaganza completed in 1897. 8×10 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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