Before the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco, this video was filmed from a streetcar traveling up Market Street. Accompanying the video are some shots of Market Street after the earthquake. If you’re wondering what the song is in the video, it is La Femme D’Argent by Air.
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Removing debris at Third, Kearney and Market:
Market Street toward Ferry:
Looking up Market St. near Ferry:
Down Market St. (Phelan Bldg. in foreground):
LARNED AND GRISWOLD
c1873 - Detroit Savings Bank
1870 - West side of Griswold facing North. (Like you’re standing outside of the Detroit Savings bank on Larned..first full building on left is Buhl)
April 21st 1927 - Demolition Picture for new Union Trust Building (Guardian Building)
Southeast – Larned and Griswold
Newberry and Mcmillian building, later known as the Equity Building. Unsure what exactly happened to it, but it did reside next to the Norton Hotel which was torn down in 1958 to make way for the Michigan Consolidated Gas Building. This picture was taken in c1918. Before the New+Mc building, the Rotunda built by E & AC Fisher was here. I haven’t found any sort of picture of it though.
Southwest – Larned and Griswold
c1883 Campau Building
Northwest – Larned and Griswold
Large crowd gathers at the Federal Post Office building at the corner of Larned and Griswold on April 20, 1861 to hear speeches and declare an oath of allegiance after President Lincoln calls for troops to defend the Union. Horse-drawn carriages on street in foreground. (Waiting to hear from General Cass.) (below)
William G Klett was one of the brothers involved with Klett Bros. The other brother I am assuming was Otto Klett. According to the Michigan Artisan of February 10th 1907, the Klett Brothers was succeeded by Klett and Cain.