the gay gay jew (unappropriate) wrote in then_now,
the gay gay jew

palmer woods, detroit, michigan

in the late 1960s, my parents bought a house in the palmer woods neighborhood of detroit. while sections like boston-edison and indian village started their lives as upscale, ritzy neighborhoods back in the very early part of the 20th century and then fell with the demise of the rest of the city, palmer woods somehow managed to not only keep its head above water, but to stay just as elegant as it was in the 1920's, 30's and 40's.

my parents sold the house about two or three years before i was born, but i found this while going through old albums. it was taken in 1968 or 69:


i went back to michigan this past weekend and took a drive. as close as i could approximate (the landscaping and maturation of the tree made it a bit difficult):

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