#TBT: Grand Circus Park in 1926

Grand Circus Park has been a staple in the downtown district for more than a century and a half. What you see today really isn't that much different than what people saw almost 100 years ago.

This week's Throwback Thursday is the half circle park that's disected by Woodward Ave snapped in 1926. The rare aerial image was snapped looking northwest at the city.

With Adams Avenue at the top of the picture, you can still see many buildings that are stilli n place today. That includes the David Whitney Building, Fyfe Building, Eureka Building, Adams Theatre, Madison Theatre, Hotel Dixieland, Hotel Tuller, and Central United Methodist Church

What you can't see, of course because they're not there yet, are the Detroit Opera House, and Comerica Park.

Something else that's cool: look at the Fillmore. It doesn't quite look the same then as it does today as crews are seemingly still adding the nine stories on top of the entry.

Compare the picture with the Google Maps image here and see what else you can find.

FOX 2 thanks Detroit Historical Society for this and all of our Throwback Thursday photos.


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