Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Mystery Spot

Dusty D has been torturing her friend BF all day by dawdling and dawdling and dawdling on posting today's Mystery Spot. The poor man visited the blog twice, just to see if it were up. Was I industriously posting it? No, I was being a lazy slug. Well, maybe "torturing" isn't the right word. Likely he wasn't "tortured"; perhaps "exhibiting mild interest" is more like it. Maybe "bored, will look at anything" is more accurate. At any rate, here we go.

Last week's Mystery Spot was made slightly easier by the fact that I used the address as the jpeg name. That's MENSA material right there. But I didn't do it this time!! So there.


This picture is the old office building for the Detroit, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Jackson railway, later the D. J. & C. railroad. It was at 3 River Street near Michigan Avenue. The actual waiting room, the downtown stop, and the freight depot were at 13 Washington Street. Thomas and cmadler nailed it.

All day today Dusty D has been sneaking peeks at the weather radar in the hopes that the promising big angry red blobs skimming past Chicago would make it here. Phooey, they did not (and I'm sitting here in my un-AC'd home with a wet dish towel on the back of my neck as I type this, which actually works surprisingly well). But perhaps it's just as well those blobs fizzled out, or we might have had something like this:




But where in town did this cataclysm happen? Take your best guess and good luck!

9 comments :

BF said...

Visit 3.

Will puzzle over this. Without thinking hard about it, my first impression is that they were taken in the N. Lincoln St. area... but I can't put my finger on why.

Back later...

cmadler said...

My first hunch was that it's in the N Adams/Jarvis area. But the more I look at it, the less sure I get, and now I'm thinking it's in the "Water Street" area.

Dusty D said...

BF: Thank you for coming back a third time. I made light of it but I appreciate it. Lincoln Street...hmmm...

Dusty D said...

cmadler: Interesting guess. I imagine the key clues would be the house in the background and the vintage of the pictured vehicles...

Joe said...

I will guess water street. I would guess around 1940.

Dusty D said...

Joe: Hmm, another interesting guess; we shall see. :)

Lisele said...

Well there's a water tower in the background of the top picture, plus some kind of large building -- it makes me think of the school on Michigan Avenue, currently a charter school. So, maybe Lincoln Street was right.

Dusty D said...

Lots of sharp-eyed folks out there. :)

Brent J said...

I'd guess it's the aptly named Water Street. The water tower in the background isn't the famous phallus. It looks like it's near the factory building that was recently demolished.