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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Small Steaks: 1912

By Jeffrey Buck I am applaud by what currently stands where this architectural gem once called home. One of the largest food chains in the world. Not Subway. Think yellow arches. So for that very fact I will not subject you to … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – American Injector: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck Not to stay on the “train-wagon” but here is another shot of some famous tracks in Detroit. How often do you ride the train? Take a look at the photograph entitled “American Injector: 1910“:   Detroit circa 1910. “Michigan … Continue reading

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