Detroit. Mich., Looking East From Dime Bank Building, Detroit River And Belle Isle In Distance.
Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
Postmarked 1916; aerial view; "Detroit, Mich., looking east from Dime Bank Building [Griswold Street]. Detroit River and Belle Isle in distance. This view overlooks the Eastern centre of Detroit. Cadillac Square and Pontchartrain Hotel in foreground"; in the foreground (right side of card) is the Pontchartrain Hotel, designed by George D. Mason and located at the southeast corner of Cadillac Square and Woodward Avenue; built in 1907, it was initially 10 stories high and had 298 rooms; in 1909, five additional stories were added to the top and are visible in the postcard view; the Pontchartrain was demolished in 1920; in the distance is the Wayne County Building located at 600 Randolph Street; designed by John and Arthur Scott, it was built between 1897 and 1902 in Roman Baroque Revival style; as of 2017, the building still stands; addressed to Miss Ethel Askew from Mrs. F. L. Baker
Dime Bank Building (Detroit)
Pontchartrain Hotel (Detroit)
Wayne County Building (Detroit)
Griswold Street (Detroit)
Woodward Avenue (Detroit)
Cadillac Square (Detroit)
Randolph Street (Detroit)
Mason, George DeWitt, Architect
Scott, John, Architect
Scott, Arthur, Architect
Baker, F. L., Mrs.
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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