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Username: Dabirch

Post Number: 2263
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 6:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know numerous old postcards have been posted, but just ran across this, and do not belive I have seen it on here before.

Yes, Ndavies, I am too lazy to do a search.

Some pretty good stuff.

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Username: Urbanize

Post Number: 1006
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 7:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So the Brod... Tower used to be the Eaton Tower. Nice postcards.
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Username: Gistok

Post Number: 4192
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 7:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the links Dabirch!

Here's one of the pics that shows the Broderick (Eaton) Tower and Whitney Buildings before their tops were "modernized":

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

A nice view of Campus Martius with the original location of the Merrill Fountain, and the Majestic Building which sadly came down to build 1001 Woodward:

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

This is looking up Woodward from Jefferson towards the old Ponchartrain Hotel of 1907-16 (with the cool Mansard roof). It was torn down in 1922 for the First National Building that is still there today facing Campus Martius. Talk about a short life span!!

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

And here's an interesting view of the Tuller/United Artists block. Looks like a Church used to occupy the corner of Park Ave. & Bagley facing GCP. This is where the newer half of the Tuller Hotel was built:

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

Awesome pics!!

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