Title: 
Woodward Avenue, North Of Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Mich.
Year: 
1915
Publisher: 
C. T. American Art
Type(s): 
Postcard
Identifier(s): 
R-57256
Language: 
English
Source: 
Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
Notes: 
c. 1915; Woodward Avenue north of Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan; on the far right of the postcard, the 14-story Majestic Building is visible; located at 1001 Woodward Avenue, it was designed by Daniel Burnham for the Mabley And Company Department Store chain, but after 1907 it functioned as an office building; the two large white skyscrapers are the Ford Building (in the forefront) located at 615 Griswold St., and the Dime Building located at 719 Griswold St.; the Ford Building was designed by Daniel Burnham and was built 1907-1908 with 2 basement floors, 19 above ground floors and 2 penthouses; it functioned as an office building; the Dime Building housed the Dime Savings Bank of Detroit; also designed by Daniel Burnham, it was built 1910-1912 and is 23 stories high; "Woodward Avenue enjoys the unusual distinction of being both Detroit's leading business and residence street. It is named in honor of Judge Woodward, one of Detroit's foremost citizens in the pioneer days, and stretches approximately north and south. At the foot are the ferry docks where boats leave regularly for Windsor, Ont., Belle Isle, and Bois Blanc Islands."
Subject(s): 
Woodward Avenue (Detroit)
Jefferson Avenue (Detroit)
Majestic Building (Detroit)
Ford Building (Detroit)
Dime Bank Building (Detroit)
Banks
Burnham, Daniel, Architect
Commercial Buildings
Place(s): 
Detroit (Michigan)
Rights: 
Public Domain
Repository: 
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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