Shorpy Saturday – Central Savings: 1905

By Jeffrey Buck

If you have ever taken a drive down some of the busiest streets in the “D” then you must have noticed by now that the buildings that once housed banks have taken on a new life.  I’ve seen things from pawn shops to Chinese take-outs to night clubs. The Central Savings Bank is somewhere along Grand River, it may have been demolished or it may still be standing. What’s you favorite re-purpose of an old bank?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Central Savings: 1905“:

Central Savings - 1905


Detroit circa 1905. “Central Savings Bank, Grand River Avenue branch.” 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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