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May 16, 2017

18 Amazing Photos Show Street Scenes of Detroit, Michigan in the 19th Century

Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States–Canada border. It is the seat of Wayne County, the most populous county in the state.

Detroit is a major port on the Detroit River, a strait that connects the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest economic region in the Midwest, behind Chicago, and the thirteenth-largest in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and various bridges, with the Ambassador Bridge being the busiest international crossing in North America.

Founded on July 24, 1701 by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and a party of settlers, during the 19th century, Detroit became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great Lakes region. Take a look these photos amazing to see street scenes of this city in the 19th century.

Firemen of the Phoenix Steam Fire Engine Company No. 3, Detroit, circa 1965

Cadillac Square, facing eastward, shows the collection of market stalls lined up behind the new Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, 1872

 Larned Street in 1879

 Jefferson Avenue in the 1880s

Michigan Ave. in Corktown, Detroit in the 1880s

 The old Detroit Public Library about 1881

Horses pull a streetcar down Woodward at Campus Martius, 1885

 Woodward Avenue and Campus Martius, 1885

 Campus Martius in 1888

Detroit's Post Office, 1889

A moonlight tower in Detroit in the 1890s

Cycling in Detroit at approach to Belle Isle Bridge, c. 1890

Detroit Opera House, ca. 1890s

Intersection of Woodward Avenue and State Street, circa 1890

The base of Woodward Avenue at the Detroit River, circa 1890

 Detroit street scene in 1894

 The corner of Michigan and Trumbull, 1894

Wm. A. Butler home at 185 W. Lafayette Avenue, Detroit, ca. 1800s


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