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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FOLEY & BURK SHOWS: c. 1940s

Ample Parking: 1916

Ample Parking: 1916

Detroit circa 1916. "Washington Boulevard, east side." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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All the cars today

All the cars today look alike, not like it used to ... oh wait!

Unrecognizable

The two closest buildings both exist as the Himelhoch and Claridge House apartments. The Himelhoch used to be a department store; the top of the building still looks the same, but the first few stories were completely remodeled.

The second building, the Claridge House, had a penthouse added in the fifties, and a new steel skin put on in the sixties. It now looks nothing like this picture. Here's an article with the before and after.

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