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Approach to the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit 1920's

Approach to the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit

Woodward/Merchants Row: Named for Augustus B. Woodward, the man responsible for planning Detroit's layout after the fire of 1805, Woodward Ave. is Detroit's most famous street. Leading directly into the heart of downtown Detroit, several retailers, including Vernors, Sanders, Winkleman's, S.S. Kresge Co., F.W. Woolworth Company and Hudson's had locations on Woodward in an area that became known as Merchants Row.

Woodward/Merchants Row: Named for Augustus B. Woodward, the man responsible for…

Traffic control in downtown Detroit 1928

Campus Martius in downtown Detroit was a jumble of streetcars, automobiles, pedestrians and a horse-drawn wagon in

Back in 1955, the Mariner Church was moved down Woodward to it's present home by the entrance to the tunnel. It took 3 months to move the 3,000 ton limestone church 880 feet.

Mariner Church ~ Moved 900 feet in The church building was moved to its present location on the opposite side of Hart Plaza to make way for the Detroit civic center.

Christmas decoration on Washington Boulevard downtown Detroit 1930 - almost looks like a scene out of "Wonderful Life"!!

Christmas decoration on Washington Boulevard downtown Detroit 1930 - almost looks like a scene out of "Wonderful Life"!

Detroit Yacht Club C.

The Detroit Yacht Club founded 1868 {Clubhouse designed by architect George Mason} Clubhouse is the largest yacht club Clubhouse in the United States.

TUNNEL: "Sinking the Tunnel" 1910 construction of a railway tunnel for the Michigan Central Railroad Co. under the Detroit River

Sinking cast section of Michigan Central Railroad Company tunnel - Detroit River

Detroit circa 1919. "View of Madison Theatre and Woodward Avenue." Now playing: "Choosing a Wife" and Fatty Arbuckle in "A Desert Hero." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Detroit circa "View of Madison Theatre and Woodward Avenue." Now playing: "Choosing a Wife" and Fatty Arbuckle in "A Desert Hero.

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