Tag Archives: 1908

Shorpy Saturday – Open Wide: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck How many different dentists can you count? Take a look at the photograph entitled “Open Wide: 1908“: Detroit circa 1908. “Grand Circus building.” Named after the large, semicircular park nearby, and home to a curiously high concentration of dentists. … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Grand Rapids: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck I thought we should pay homage to the western part of the state. Sorry for a Monday photo instead of Saturday but the holidays have a tendency to consume time! Take a look at the photograph entitled “Grand Rapids: 1908“: Grand … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Forever Young: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck Belle Isle has changed a lot over the years. Once a place to escape the hustle and bustle of a city growing rapidly has become a treasure and asset of a city having trouble finding the funds to properly … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Onward: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck Detroit has made significant strides in revamping one of their most significant assets over the last five years; the river front. The transformation from a once factory ridden deserted polluted stretch of property has turned into a … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Advanced Vaudeville: 1912

By Jeffrey Buck Capital Park just went through a major overhaul. The park got a much needed renovation which added new green space and sidewalks. Once a mjor transportation hub, the park is much more calm after the opening of … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – The Casino at Belle Isle: 1907

By Jeffrey Buck One of our treasures that is available for weddings and other special events on Belle Isle is the Casino. The website Detroit1701.org does an excellent job of describing its history: “This is not one of Detroit’s gambling … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Detroit Publishing: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck This is who we can thank for the majority of these great photographs. Below is a little more information on them via Yale: “The Detroit Photographic Company began as a photographic publishing firm in the late 1890s. … Continue reading

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