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Catalog Number 2007.050.041
Object Name Postcard
Title Ford Building, Detroit, Mich.
Scope & Content Postcard. Colorized photographic postcard depicting The Ford Building from an elevated position across the corner of Griswold Street and West Congress Street. Streetcars, pedestrians, and cars are visible in the streets. Verso reads, "1393-The Ford Building, Griswold and Congress Streets, is the largest office building in Michigan. It is 19 stories in height, towers 275 feet above the street level, contains 559 offices and cost Edward Ford, of Toledo, its owner, $1,500,000. Its entire front is of enamel terra cotta and it is considered a model of beautiful architecture." Card was mailed and postmark reads, "Detroit, Mich. Oct. 10, 12 -M, 1911."
Date 1911
Extent of Description 3.5" x 5.4"
Collection Postcard
Search Terms Ford Building
Griswold Street
West Congress Street
Downtown