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The Tuller: 1914

The Tuller: 1914

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1914. "Hotel Tuller, Grand Circus Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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That top floor looks like they added it after the building was completed.You can't say they didn't get full use of their site! Every square inch is occupied!

[The top floors were added in 1914. - Dave]

The Ol' Lunch Wagon

These antecedents of modern-day diners and catering trucks were common features on the streets of large cities at this time, and were often left at construction sites or in places where lots of people were working late shifts in order to quickly feed the workers there. Here is a picture of a similar "night lunch" wagon on the streets of Detroit, sporting the name of a locally famous hotel that may be familiar to regular Shorpy followers.

Re: Quick Lunch

Sure looks like a diner. Those steps look treacherous. They also look like they could be mass produced.

Right across the street.

Is that the corner of a diner on the right? I'd like to see pictures of that.

"Half-ironed pants"

More on the Tuller from Forgotten Detroit.

[Also has its own Wikipedia entry. - Dave]

Windows without glass?

In the first level beneath what might be a penthouse, there appear to be several windows without glass or sashes. Also, is that a church next door?

[The side-hinged casements open in. On the left is the Universalist Church of Our Father. - Dave]


Looks like two Baker Electrics in this picture. If I am wrong I am sure there will be an immediate correction. Go for a ride in one with Jay Leno.

Here in Detroit

Two 1914 period Detroit Electrics, identified by their stylish curved front corner windows, at home in their city. Is the intriguing "Qui..." on the right some kind of circus wagon?

["Quick Lunch." Grand Circus means "big circle," which was the shape of the park.- Dave]

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