This Is What Detroit Looked Like 100 Years Ago And It May Surprise You

Detroit has been through plenty of changes over the course of the last century. Through all its ups and downs, though, the spirit of the city has remained intact. While we Detroiters are always looking forward to the future, there’s something undeniably fascinating about glancing back in time to explore life in the Motor City during generations past. Here are ten photos that will give you a taste of what Detroit was like 100 years ago.

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What strikes you most about the way Detroit appeared 100 years ago? Do you recognize any landmarks or locales? We’d love to hear from you — and see your family’s historic photos — in the comments below!