Updated – Today’s street scene photograph takes us to Detroit, Michigan for a view of an unknown thoroughfare in the late thirties. The Singer store located on the street corner of the right-hand side of the image may indicate that this was a semi-residential area at the time.
This photo may have been taken during either the morning or evening commuting hours as many of the pedestrians on the right-hand sidewalk appear to be walking down to a streetcar stop at the end of the block beyond Cities Services station. The cars and trucks on the street appear to be built in the 1930 to ’39 period.
Tell us what you find of interest in this image courtesy of Seeking Michigan.
Editors Note: Due to the Fourth of July Holiday weekend, the next post on the The Old Motor will be on Tuesday and will contain a charming early Forth of July themed photo.
Update – Thanks to Ace Zenek the location where this photo was taken has been identified he commented: “This is the Cities Service Oil Co. filling station at 9343 Gratiot Avenue. Hazen G. Breitmeyer ran the business, and he previously had a Mobil franchise at this location. The side street in front of the station is May Avenue, and the view is to the southwest looking towards downtown Detroit. The building with the “Singer” sign is one corner of the Roosevelt Theatre at 9515 Gratiot”.
“Everything shown in the photo has been demolished. The Edsel Ford Freeway, Interstate 94 Exit 219 at Gratiot Avenue, is now located near where the business stood”.