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Hotel Pontchartrain: 1907
The Hotel Pontchartrain in Detroit circa 1907. By the mid-teens the hotel had been topped off with a huge mansard roof that added five floors ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 11:54am -

Hotel Pontchartrain: 1907

The Pontch: 1910
The Hotel Pontchartrain in Detroit, seen earlier today around 1907 in this post . Now ... Detroit, Seattle, Pearl Harbor My father worked at this hotel. Detroit was at one time a beautiful city, a safe place to go downtown ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/11/2011 - 11:42pm -

The Pontch: 1910

Watering Hole: 1907
... interest in this corner of the Campus Martius include the Hotel Pontchartrain, Bagley Fountain and Sol Berman's "Misfit" haberdashery. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/22/2014 - 2:27pm -

Watering Hole: 1907

Cadillac Square: 1916
Detroit, Michigan, circa 1916. "Hotel Pontchartrain and Cadillac Square from City Hall." Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size. Earlier views of the hotel: Circa 1907 , minus the upper floors, and 1910 , minus most of the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 9:56pm -

Cadillac Square: 1916

The Heart of Detroit: 1907
... Sailors' Monument, Cadillac Square, Wayne County Building, Hotel Pontchartrain. Panorama of three 8x10 glass negatives. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/29/2012 - 12:13pm -

The Heart of Detroit: 1907

Eureka Vacuum: 1910
... Also the block of buildings on the left south of the Pontchartrain Hotel are still standing. Re What were they thinking? "When this is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 4:01pm -

Eureka Vacuum: 1910

Motown Rising: 1918
... Square and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument with the Hotel Pontchartrain on the right and the Real Estate Exchange at left. At the Gayety: ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 7:23pm -

Motown Rising: 1918

Moonlight Tower: 1890
... Square), then I'm guessing this photo was taken from the Hotel Pontchartrain. Eight Storeys in the Naked City From Printer's Ink, July ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 6:54pm -

Moonlight Tower: 1890

Bustling Detroit: 1915
... in this panorama of two 8x10 glass negatives are the Hotel Pontchartrain, Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument, Ford Building, Detroit City ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/28/2012 - 6:11pm -

Bustling Detroit: 1915

Detroit: 1916
Detroit, Michigan, circa 1916. "Hotel Pontchartrain and Campus Martius." Frequent photographic subjects of the ... It must have been a challenge trying to operate the tiny Hotel Metropole in the shadow of the giant Pontchartrain. And what a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 5:50pm -

Detroit: 1916

Cadillac Square: 1902
... old hotels, the Russell House, first opened in 1857. The hotel has since been replaced with two successive buildings, each bigger than the last. First came the Hotel Pontchartrain (a great favorite of both the Detroit Publishing Co. and the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/13/2013 - 2:14pm -

Cadillac Square: 1902

First National: 1921
... The building that replaced the enormous but short-lived Hotel Pontchartain , a favorite subject of the Detroit Publishing Co. along ... Below is a detail from a circa 1918 photo of the Hotel Pontchartrain showing an Altes Lager sign that was across the square from the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 12:47am -

First National: 1921

New Denechaud: 1908
New Orleans circa 1908. "New Hotel Denechaud, Poydras Street." A century later, it's the hotel Le Pavillon. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size. ... south Louisiana. Mollusk shells dredged from brackish Lake Pontchartrain were used as gravel throughout the area until quite recently. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 6:24pm -

New Denechaud: 1908

The Pontch Again: 1912
Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. "Hotel Pontchartrain." Yet another view of this relatively short-lived hostelry on ... regulations yet. Check out the street in front of the hotel. Nice Cleanup Dave I downloaded the original image from the LOC a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 3:11pm -

The Pontch Again: 1912

The Motor City: 1917
... Shorpy landmarks here include the Wayne County Building, Hotel Pontchartrain, Ford Building, Dime Bank and Detroit Post Office. View full ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 9:36pm -

The Motor City: 1917

Cityscape: 1917
... roof of interurban station." Landmarks here include the Hotel Pontchartrain, Ford Building and Dime Savings Bank. 8x10 inch glass negative, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2012 - 6:14pm -

Cityscape: 1917

Rooms With a View: 1912
Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. "Hotel Pontchartrain, Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument." Along with the Flatiron ... find a thing about it! The only things I find are about a hotel in New Orleans, and one in Detroit which was built in the 1920s. I'm ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 8:09pm -

Rooms With a View: 1912
 
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