A pretty good view of an early car on Woodward in 1905. I'm sure you guys can tell us what it is.
A little fuzzy but I am curious if there is enough detail to identify. I can't remember how to crop the photo and post it.
Ken in Texas
How about this:
Don't get me wrong, Detroit has come a long way since I was born in 1975... you didn't used to see people out on the streets like that. It's just the Shorpy picture looks so, I don't know, "pristine", while the modern one looks so 'sterile'... Sorry for rambling, but I really wish I was able to see Detroit in it's heyday. But thankful also to be here for it's rebirth too.
could it be maxwell ??? or cad with up turned frt axle and long frt hubs. charley
I'm doubting the photo was 1905 because the car looks like a 1908 Cadillac model S
The Coleman Young municipal building? I thought he was going to open a Mexican restaurant called
"Nacho Daddy" ??????
Les seems to have it. So much for the "photo" date 1905!
1908 Cadillac Model S it is,
Oh well, just a Caddy...
Ken in Texas
An awesome looking Cadillac it is!
Sorry Jason that is the wrong area of Woodward and the building with the awnings on the corner is still there.
They must have renumbered the street at some point. I looked it up as 250 Woodward (as on the building) and got the view above. I must admit, I like yours better, but the numbers are in the 1440's... the EEZ shoe store is 1447?
Yes that was the 'old' system. The addresses changed about the early 20s.
More info here
Almost all the streets were renumbered on 1921. more info here
Good info to know, Tony! Thanks for the link!
Here's a later photo from about 1910 on Shorpy. The 1868 building is in the left distance. The tall building with the curved oriel in the further distance is the Wright-Kay Building.