City - Detroit, MI - Campus Martius 1910 - Side by Side
Photograph - Colorized Photo
Colorized photo from 1910 Original title: Campus Martius Photographer: Detroit Publishing Location: 779 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
You can't see it in the original, but I cut off a huge chunk of sky that added nothing and only made it look smaller. Now it looks more like a panorama.
This is Capus Martius, in Detroit, Michigan, it looks a lot different here than it does now. They moved the statue over, I think to make the road narrower, as this looks really wide now.
This had a wide date range of 1900-1920. Looking up the buildings, I found a real old theater that is still standing on Monroe street, it opened in 1911. The arch was put up in 1910, so I'm guessing its around the Spring of 1910.
I used postcards and educational guesses for the colors, though the Wayne courthouse building in the background is currently standing still. I found one reference to that particular streetcar, which was green. The others are yellow with a red stripe.
January 10th, 2023
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