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220hendrie1910
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 10:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The block around Flower Court, to the south of Perrien Park, has had a bad year or two...

Then:
http://maps.google.ca/maps?z=1 8&ll=42.364535,-83.038796&spn= 0.00243,0.003637&t=k

Now:
http://maps.live.com/default.a spx?v=2&cp=42.364535~-83.03879 6&style=o&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0 &alt=-1000&scene=5643122

Seemingly intact buildings have vanished without a trace, and several facing Forest Avenue have been torched. One blaze seems to have burned a number of big healthy trees to a crisp.

This is making me wonder how recent Google Maps' aerial photos really are.

Unusually observant in Ottawa.
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Ordinary
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Post Number: 100
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 10:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I drive by there all the time. It is such a bizarre neighborhood. Couldn't open the maps but that area has been looking pretty rough lately.
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Quozl
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Post Number: 76
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 1:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

220hendrie1910:

Go here to see the aerial photograph of that once vibrant area of Detroit back in 1949.

http://techtools.culma.wayne.e du/media/wayne/1949/ha-3-147.p df
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Quozl
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Post Number: 77
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 3:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is the same location Hendrie1910 as photographed in 1949. Northeastern High School is in the upper right corner.

http://txqa.com/img/perrienpar k.jpg
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Ordinary
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Post Number: 102
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 4:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, Where do you guys find this stuff?
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Quozl
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Post Number: 78
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 4:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually Google and some links I saw posted on this fantastic board. I sure miss Detroit - always will.
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Scottr
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Username: Scottr

Post Number: 146
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 5:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

it's kind of a toss up as to whose (ms or google) has the newer pictures. in much (if not all) of detroit, it seems ms has very recent pictures - for example, the new mgm grand is in there, while it is not in google's aerials. however, other areas ms has ancient photos, like my area, taken in 1998, whereas google has pictures taken in 2006.

in any case, it's actually nice to be able to jump between them and see the changes over time, so i can't complain too much, except that i wish it actually stated somewhere the date the pictures were taken, rather than inferring it from what has changed
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Quozl
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Post Number: 79
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 5:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Scottr, that link to WSU is great for old maps. Detroit Edison sure did a great job getting their service area photographed from 1949.

I love looking at my Grandpa's old farm between 9 and 10 mile and Evergreen and Southfield. He was pressured to sell it so he finally developed it himself in the late 50's and early 60's. He even named a street after me...Philip Drive, as I was his oldest grandson.

Gramps lived on Noel Drive though many family names and states where he lived are all through the neighborhood.

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