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Catalog Number 2007.050.079
Object Name Postcard
Title Pontchartrain Hotel, Chariot Race Sign and Hammond Building, Detroit, Mich.
Scope & Content Color postcard depicting the Hotel Pontchartrain from Campus Martius, with streetcars, automobiles, and pedestrians filling the streets. To the right is the Hammond Building, Bagley Memorial Fountain, and signs reading, "In Detroit Life is Worth Living", "Union Pacific; Southern Pacific", and "No 7 Fort St.; Canadian Pacific. Pere Marquette."
Printed on verso: Pontchartrain Hotel and Hammond Building. Detroit's largest and best hotel, is beautifully situated on the Campus. It is fifteen stories high with three stories underground. This hotel was opened to the public in October, 1907, and is strictly fireproof. It is a marvel of convenience, the underground portion being most important for the comfort of the guests. Over five million pounds of steel were used in its construction.
Date c. 1915
Collection Postcard
Search Terms Pontchartrain