TBT: Downtown Detroit's revival in 46 years

Detroit: you've changed. The year was 1969 and the Lions and Tigers were both playing at the stadium on the corner. 46 years later, both are in different locations but still neighborly.

The Detroit Historical Society provided the photo on the left. It shows an aerial view of the northeast area of Downtown Detroit. East Lafayette Blvd is to the south, Woodward Ave to the west, I-75 to the north, and I-375 to the east.

But that's not all. You can also see Greektown Stroh's Brewery, Grand Circus Park, Hudson's and the Kern Block.

On the right is a screen shot of the same area from Google Maps. In the modern photo you still see East Lafeyette, Woodward, and the Interstates. But you can also see Comerica Park and Ford Field as well as Grand Circus Park, Gratiot Ave, and a lot of changes in the area.

Special thanks to the Detroit Historical Society for this and all of our Throwback Thursday posts.

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