Taken in 1956, this area of Detroit has remained unchanged. The Woodward hump over 8 Mile is still there, physically marking the transition from Detroit into the northern suburbs – in this case, Ferndale.
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Anybody raised in Detroit remembers going to the amusement park on Boblo Island. But most Detroiters don’t know the real name was actually “Bois Blanc Island”, and that the Boblo boat was really two boats – The SS Columbia and The SS Ste. Claire. Due to competition from Cedar Point, Boblo Island shut its doors in 1993. This particular photo is courtesy of The Michigan Standard, who innovated the online newspaper in Michigan.
This shot is from 1983 showing the world famous Hudson Building – once the largest department store in the world, now a useless parking lot. The leadership of Detroit doing what they do best – tearing Detroit down one business at a time. It took them 4 years to get approval to tear it down, but only 10 seconds for it to fall. If there is a more incompetent, functionally illiterate, borderline retarded group of people in the world than the Detroit city council – we challenge anyone to prove it.
Taken in 1949, this shot shows people waiting for the trolley in front of Kern’s at State Street and Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit.
Looks a lot different now with all the tranny hookers, but 100 years ago this stretch of road through the heart of Detroit looked like any other country road.