Below: Woodward Ave. between Larned & Jefferson_March 25, 1956  Note Kern's in the background


Below: Woodward at Fort St._June 19, 1952



Below: Street car along Woodbridge at Atwater  Neat old Vernor's truck!


Below: John C. Lodge expressway_12-04-1950.  Note the New York Central steam locomotive crossing the Lodge!


Below: Davison Ave. before_1941   


Below:  Davison Expressway after_November 1942



Below: Detroit Motor Bus route_1924.  Note the "eastside" city limit; Helen St. was the sticks back then !!!!


Below:  Belle Isle Motor Coach Station_1923 - Note: Electric Park in the background



Below: Capitol Park Bus station_circa 1962



Below: Construction of Edsel Ford Freeway at Woodward






Below:  Memories of Sibley at Dix!!!!                                                        Below:  Cool Corvair!!!









Old Detroit


I didn't know that Detroit had the busiest intersection in the world at one time.
I find it hard to believe it wasn't in New York or Paris . But, then, it is the city
that put the world on wheels and at one time was the single manufacturing
place for all American cars.

Woodward between 6 and 7 mile roads (1908)

Same stretch of road between 6 and 7 mile roads (1909)

Busiest intersection in the World; Michigan and Woodward (1920)

Shoppers wait for the streetcar on Woodward at State Street , Nov. 25, 1949

Highland Park at Woodward and Puritan (1956)

In 1941, what had been Davison Avenue in Detroit was rebuilt into the
world's first urban depressed freeway, opening for traffic on November 24, 1942.


Newly opened to help ease traffic on Woodward at 8 Mile (1965)

Hudson 's building circa 1983, building was imploded in 1998.

Campus Martius has been a gathering place for Detroiters for two centuries (Jan 2007)

Bob-Lo Island (1964)

Bob-lo Boat (1970)

We all rode this Roller Coaster; didn't we?????

Gladys Knights former home on LaSalle

Henry Ford's former home on Edison

Marvin Gaye's former home on Appoline

Malcolm X's childhood home on Keystone

Florence Ballard's former home on West Buena Vista

Smokey Robinson's former home on Belmont

Stevie Wonder's former home on Greenlawn

In 1957, Mike and Marion Ilitch lived in this house on Chalfonte