Central Avenue on Belle Isle
View of Central Avenue on Belle Isle. Circular garden bed in foreground; pedestrians, horse-drawn carriages and a bicyclist travel in road. Printed on front: "Central Avenue, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich." Printed on back: "Central Avenue, Belle Isle. Detroit's principal recreation spot is an island in the Detroit river connected with the city by a bridge 8 feet less than half a mile in length. It comprises 702 acres, is over two miles long and boasts over 20 miles of fine macadam roadway which completely circles and frequently intersects it. A fine zoo, aquarium, horticultural building, swimming and skating pavilions, casino and boat livery are in connection. The city has expended over $1,500,000 on it since its purchase in 1879."
- Resource ID:
- Belle Isle Park (Detroit, Mich.)
- 1 postcard : col. ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
- Burton Historical Collection
- D/Parks-Belle Isle
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