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Leoqueen
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Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 4:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgen web/mi/wayne/postcards/ppcs-de troit.html

I was sent this cute website that shows penny postcards from different areas of the country. The link above is Detroit, Wayne County. There are lots of images of the way it used to look like around here.

Forgive me if this duplicates any older thread on the Forum. When I saw it I felt happy.....after being inundated with all thats going on in the mayor's office I needed a nice respite.

enjoy
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Lowell
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Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 10:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice collection.

I wonder what became of this bizarre item.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgen web/mi/wayne/postcards/detroit /log.jpg
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Leoqueen
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Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 10:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ahhhh, such lovely, quaint days gone by.......
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Omaha
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 8:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I used post cards like these in a Cub Scout project where I had to put together an album of some sort. I remember going with Mom to Cunninghams to buy the little black stickers that held the corners of the post cards to the album pages.

Alas, the album is now long gone.
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Gistok
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Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 1:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's the Broderick (Eaton) Tower and David Whitney before their tops were modernized:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgen web/mi/wayne/postcards/detroit /woodwd.jpg

Here's the Aviation Town & Country Building that was actually never built:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgen web/mi/wayne/postcards/detroit /atcc.jpg

Here's the church at Grand Circus Park & Bagley that came down to expand the Tuller Hotel and be the location for the United Artists Building:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgen web/mi/wayne/postcards/detroit /tuller.jpg

Here's the 1907-1920 old Ponchartrain Hotel in Campus Martius (after the 1916 expansion with 5 stories and a Mansart roof) before it was torn down in 1920 for the First National Building of 1922:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgen web/mi/wayne/postcards/detroit /wwave.jpg

Here's the Hammond Building (Detroit's first skyscraper), along with the old Detroit Opera House with the (now found in Palmer Park) Merrill Fountain out front:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgen web/mi/wayne/postcards/detroit /bevwdw.jpg
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Fury13
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Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 11:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That last one is the Majestic Building, not the Hammond. That's where 1001 Woodward sits now.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 6:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The church was called the Church of our Father. I don't think the church went back far enough to be the way of the UA Building. I'm pretty sure it was leveled only to make way for the Tuller addition.
I have a couple of postcards in my collection that show it:

http://s215.photobucket.com/al bums/cc280/buildingsofdetroit/ ?action=tags&current=Church%20 of%20Our%20Father
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Harsensis
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Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 11:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I haven't pulled out my postcards since packing them for the move out of state, but if I remember correctly the Hammond building was where Detroit Publishing was located. I have a pretty good collection of Detroit cards.

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