What Did Detroit Look Like in 1902?

How much do we love these old photos of Detroit? We constantly find amazing old photos of the city back in the glory days. Source: Library of Congress


Detroit Tigers 1907 American League Champs

This is an old photo that we dug up showing the Detroit Tigers, with a young scowling Ty Cobb in the middle. They even have their own mascot, O’Brien the dog in the photo. Source: Detroit Public Library


Hank Greenberg and the 1945 Detroit Tigers

This is a great photo of the Tigers‘ greatest slugger ever, Hank Greenberg, and the rest of the team in the clubhouse back in 1945. View of baseball player Hank Greenberg with Detroit Tigers baseball players in dugout. Handwritten on...


Bird’s-Eye View of Detroit in 1889

Check out this terrific bird’s-eye view of Detroit from around 1889. Birds eye view–showing about three miles square–of the central portion of the city of Detroit, Michigan. Calvert Lith Co. Source: Library of Congress


Detroit’s Central Savings Bank on Grand Avenue in 1905

Here is a cool old photos of Central Savings Bank on Grand Avenue in Detroit. From the comments in the Shorpy post, it’s evidently Grand Avenue where it intersects with 14th St. Detroit circa 1905. “Central Savings Bank, Grand River...


Detroit’s Campus Martius in 1890

Here’s a great old photo of Detroit‘s Campus Martius in 1890. In the distance you can see an old moontower (or moonlight tower). Remember the scene in Dazed and Confused … party at the moon tower? Yes, that moontower. Austin still...


Map of Detroit in 1895

Check out this great 1895 map of Detroit. We found this gem in the Boston Public Library’s online archive. Check out the other great images and maps we have posted for Detroit, especially this great night photo of the city from 1910....


Detroit Skyline in 1929

This is what Detroit looked like in 1929, if you were standing across the river in Canada. Take a look at the 1890s view that we posted a while back. Click on the photo for a much larger and detailed...