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Swbaby12345
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 8:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone have pics of areas of detroit from long ago and then the more current pic of the same area?
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 9:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello, there are many older and newer pictures of Detroit. I don't have any. Just wait, I'm sure others will have some.
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Tigers2005
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Username: Tigers2005

Post Number: 108
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 10:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is a book called "Detroit: Then and Now" that I have seen at Borders that has old and new pictures comparing certain vantage points in the city. I wish I could tell you who the book is by.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 1622
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 10:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Search for Ookpik using "Look in:" "Names of authors." There have been many before & after photos in the recent "Old Photo - Where Is This?" series.
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Wash_man
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Post Number: 349
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 10:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The book "Detroit Then and Now" is by Cheri Gay. Great book.
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Warrenite84
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Post Number: 43
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 1:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I picked up a couple of great books recently. One is, "The Buildings of Detroit" by W. Hawkins Ferry and, "This is Detroit" 1701-1951 205 years in pictures. I've scanned in about 26 pics from the 2nd one but don't know if there would be a problem with uploading it to flickr.com where I have an account. Would I run into any problems since they are copyrighted? Does anyone know how I can upload them for your viewing and not loose some of the resolution?

The second book has pics of earlier Detroit with views from 1951.
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Beavis1981
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Username: Beavis1981

Post Number: 308
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 11:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I own "then and now" good picture book for those interested but I like a little more reading in my books.
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Beavis1981
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Post Number: 309
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 11:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Also a lot has happened downtown since the book was published. So it is becoming obsolete very quick.
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Aiw
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Post Number: 6183
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 12:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are some on here...

Check "older posts"

http://www.fadeddetroit.blogsp ot.com/
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Bulletmagnet
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Username: Bulletmagnet

Post Number: 68
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 4:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ookpik has butt loads of the best old Detroit photos I have ever seen. Look 'em up on the forums and look for daily Detroit Quick Pics for current photos. - Bullet
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Ookpik
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Username: Ookpik

Post Number: 96
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 5:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the kind words Bullet. I'm glad you are enjoying the photos. :-)

I have been enjoying your photos as well.

Check out today's "Old Photo" post for a Then and Now comparison.

Ookpik
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Dougw
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Post Number: 1574
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 5:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's one for you...



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Rjk
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Username: Rjk

Post Number: 631
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 6:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Over a year ago on this site someone posted a link that had a current day aerial picture of the St. Cyril neighborhood and when you moved your cursor over the picture you could see what that area looked like in the 1950's.

Would anyone happen to remember the above link?
I was thinking about those pics a few weeks ago while I drove through my grandmothers old neighborhood. I did a few searches but came up with nothing.

Thanks for any help.
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Mikem
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Username: Mikem

Post Number: 3136
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 7:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.detroityes.com/webi sodes/2004/13-UrbanPrairie/St- Cyril.htm
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Rjk
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Post Number: 632
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 7:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^Very good. Thanks.
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Apbest
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Username: Apbest

Post Number: 442
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 9:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Doug those pics are mind blowing...imagine how amazing the streets of detroit would be with all those elms
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Michmeister
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Username: Michmeister

Post Number: 122
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2007 - 6:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Such is the vacuum of 1 000 000 or so less citizens.Creepy.

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