all who wander are not lost

Heres some scans from a collection of tiny little photographs I have.

The “new” Ambassador Bridge

Aerial view of Detroit skyline

Eaton Tower (David Broderick) on the left, the David Whitney building on the right.

The David Stott tower – the third of the “Three Davids”

The Book Tower and Book Building – looking clean and proud, minus the current bituminous coal smoke stains.

The Book – Cadillac Hotel – in happier days.

Blessed Sacrament Church (anyone know where this bad boy is?)

The Masonic Temple

The General Motors Building

The Detroit Art Center (DIA on right, DPL on left)

Now called the “Cultural Center”, the Art Centre Apartments (CCS dorm/apartments) still bear the original name of this district and the surrounding neighborhood.

9 Responses to Better Days

  • Yeah, it’s on Woodward near the Boston Edision neighborhood. You should really go inside. I went there for Midnight Mass Christmas 2005. It’s gorgeous!!!

    I really enjoy your site. I’m a hardcore Detroiter but currently at GWU in DC. Sad to be away…haha

    Take it easy,

    Mike

  • dFUNK, the first shot is on the Windsor Side (that part of town was a separate city called Sandwich back then) looking towards Detroit. I have a lager version of this shot. It was taken from the steeple of Assumption Church.

  • It is on Woodward just north of Boston.

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  • Great scans, they almost look like they can’t be real. Especially the last one.

  • I am not sure if it is the same church, but there is a Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Woodward near the Boston-Edison district.

  • Blessed Sacrament looks like what’s now called The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. IIRC it’s Cardinal Maida’s official home church. It’s on Woodward in the Boston-Edison district.

    It had a major facelift a few years ago. Exterior stone cleaned, interior almost completely gutted, stained glass windows fixed, new pipe organ, etc. My wife works for the company that oversaw the work and was on that project. I got a few roaming tours during the construction. Beautiful church. Some of the interior changes not so much…

    Great site by the way. Just stumbled on it a few months ago and now it’s a weekly read. Thanks.

  • Fantastic pictures…

    Plain and Simple.

  • The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is on Woodward at Belmont in the Boston-Edison neighborhood. The photo you have is from before they finished the towers.

  • What’s up?

    This has probably been covered here before. New York has the Chrysler Building, Empire state & GCS but exclusive of that is there a city that had more quality 1st half of the 20th century major architecture than Detroit-I mena all of the above+the Fisher Building & MCS?