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Shorpy Saturday – Victorian Vines: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck

As the rain continues to pour, we look forward to sunny days by the water.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Victorian Vines: 1910“:

Victorian Vines - 1910

 

Detroit circa 1910. “Bagley Homestead — Michigan Conservatory of Music.” Former abode of Michigan Governor John Judson Bagley (1832-1881). 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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Here is a photo near the area where the photo was taken. The  Detroit Statler Hotel was constructed in 1914-15 and demolished in 2005. More recently it was a movie set for the new Transformers movie:

Detroit Statler Hotel

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Shorpy Saturday – White Castle: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck

Opening Day is getting closer. See if you can find the baseball scoreboard in the photo!

Take a look at the photograph entitled “White Castle: 1910“:

WHite Castle - 1910

Detroit circa 1910. “Griswold Street south from Michigan Avenue.” And a view of the recently completed Ford Building. 8×10 glass negative.

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Shorpy Saturday – Cadillac Square Building: 1918

By Jeffrey Buck

In 1918 shopping was abundant downtown and surface parking lots hardly existed in the core of the city. Fast forward to 2012 and the roles have reversed. The Cadillac Square Building, shadow to the much larger Cadillac Tower, joined the ranks of parking in 1976 when it was demolished for non other than a failed shopping mall. Detroit has a wealth of beautiful and one of a kind architecture that continues to be preserved and documented through the efforts of several groups including Preservation Detroit (Previously Preservation Wayne), Historic Detroit and Cityscape Detroit, just to name a few.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “The Cadillac Square Building: 1918“:

 

“Real Estate Exchange, Detroit.” Shown around the time of its completion in 1918, this Gothic wedding cake of an office tower was known for most of its 58 years as the Cadillac Square Building. Detroit Publishing glass negative.

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Shorpy Saturday – Work Zone: 1914

By Jeffrey Buck

There was a time in Detroit when transit did not rest solely on the automobile. Here is an excellent photograph of a street from a period in time when people could say, “I’m taking the trolley downtown.”

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Work Zone: 1914“:

 

Detroit circa 1914. “Construction work — grade separation from Buchanan Street.” The interesting bits here are all in the distance, including a cameo by the monolith from “2001.” Detroit Publishing glass negative.

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Shorpy Saturday – The Accident: 1906

By Jeffrey Buck

This may be one of my favorite photographs that I’ve discovered on Shorpy. It’s perfect for this part of the year, being October and all, with the ghostly figures doing their part in helping with the cleanup. It begs the question as to what happened? What photograph has been your favorite?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “The Accident: 1906“:

November 12, 1906. “Accident at Michigan Central R.R. depot, Detroit.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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Shorpy Saturday – Stuff It: 1922

By Jeffrey Buck

A beautiful school building in what appears to be either winter or early spring. How would you describe your childhood school?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Stuff It: 1922“:

 

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1922. “Balch School students.” Note the bin at left marked “STUFF ME with waste paper.” Detroit Publishing glass negative.

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Shorpy Saturday – Box Sets: 1904

By Jeffrey Buck

Dust off the player piano and dig out some old sheet music because we’re headed back to 1904 and iTunes is nowhere in sight. Enjoy the streets of the D complete with smiling workers hauling in the newest shipment to Whitney, Warner. Bonus points if a reader can tell us where this building stood and if it is still being enjoyed today by people or automobiles.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Box Sets: 1904“:

 

Detroit circa 1904. “Whitney-Warner Publishing Co.” In the heyday of the parlor piano, sheet music was big business. Crates of the latest hits ready for shipment. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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