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A Unique Look at the Same Spot in Detroit at Different Times

Take a unique look at the same spot in Detroit between 1880 and today. See a photo from the Library of Congress, Google Street View and an old photo of the First Presbyterian Church.
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It’s amazing to see this photo next to the Google Street View of the same spot today. The photo is dated sometime between 1880 and 1901.

Down Woodward Avenue from Peterboro St., Detroit

Source: Library of Congress

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Not much seems to have survived, but it looks like what is now the Ecumenical Theological Seminary, then the First Presbyterian Church, is visible in both images. By the way, since that’s in the photo, it has to be after 1889, when that church was built.

One more thing … we dug up a great old photo of the church from the same time period.

First Presbyterian Church, Detroit

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