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Peabody Building - Riverside & Chilver - 1983/1984

Today’s photos come via Tim Swaddling, long time reader, and host of the Train Slide Shows. These photos were shot by Matthew Kulbacki, and he’s been kind enough to share them with us. Photo © Matthew Kulbacki A shot looking east on Riverside Drive from the corner of Chilver. The Peabody Bridge in on the left, and the Peabody Building straight ahead. The Peabody building was…
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Devonshire Road - c. 1912

Again from the Library of Congress/Detroit Publishing Co. collection, today is a view of Devonshire Road looking north from about 1912. The Bank of Commerce on the left hand side was designed by Albert Kahn, and built in 1906. As always it’s the details. A nice view…
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Walkerville Ferry Dock - c. 1905

Today’s photo is from the Library of Congress collection. This shows the Ferry dock that was just at the foot of Devonshire, and the park just to the west. Roughly the area is where the large white silos are found today. I’m thinking these might be the customs offices? A nice shot of the Ariel. The Detroit – Walkerville ferry. It was in service from 1882 – 1922. Once it…
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Riverside Drive - c. 1910

From the Library of Congress site, comes this view of the Walker’s Distillery office. The pergola in the foreground was demolished in the early 1920’s when the offices on the west half of the property were built. Interesting to note the cobblestone street, and…