Old Photo Woodstock Apts Detroit c.1917

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Nichols on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 10:46 am:

My grandmother lived in these in the early '70s. The location is the 400 block of Peterboro St. between the 2300 blocks of Cass and 2nd in Detroit- a block called Chinatown when she lived there. She also owned a store at the end of the block at Cass. For those of you who know Detroit, this is about three blocks behind the Masonic Temple, not too far from Highland Park. The place fascinated me as a kid as it was largely untouched, pretty much as it was built with a gentle decay of patina. Not so much now. A week or so ago I hopped on Google StreetView to see if they still stood, and amazingly enough they did! Last residential unit of any kind left on that block on that side of the street, in fact. This photo was found in a search for the Woodstock- it even had a blog posting. The original I have here is very high resolution and the details are fascinating to me. Lots of interesting, if derelict, architecture to see if you cruise around there on StreetView.

There is part of a T in here which looks to be about a 1916. The tourer in the middle appears to be a REO The Fifth of 1917-1919 vintage. One would assume that the picture intended to make the Woodstock quite upscale when built.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 12:40 pm:

The T is no older than 1917.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Nichols on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 01:00 pm:

Indeed... typo on my part... sorry...


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