to Chicago. DETROIT. 46. Route. 337
and the adjoining streets form the principal residence-quarter of
Jbfpeeson Avenue (PL C-F, 2-4), which runs at right angles
to Woodward Ave., crossing it i/5 M. from the river, contains many of
the chief wholesale houses, and towards its N.E. end has also many
pleasant residences. The site of Fort Pontchartrain (p. 336) was at the
corner of Jefferson Ave. and Griswold St., two squares to the W. of
Woodward Ave. (memorial tablet on the Griswold St. side of the
office of the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.). To the E., on the left
side of the street, are the R.C. Cathedral ofSS. Peter and Paul and the
Jesuit College (C, D, 4), and on the right side the Academy of the Sacred
Heart (PL C, 4). On the same side, at the corner of Jefferson Ave.
and Hastings St., about i/2 M. to the E. of Woodward Ave., stands the
*Museum of Art (PL D, 4; Sun. and Mon., 2-4, other days, 9-4, free).
The chief contents of the Museum are the Scripps Collection of Old
Masters and the Stearns Collection of Japanese, Chinese, and East Indian
Curiosities. The former contains a painting by Rubens (David and Abigail),
pen-and-ink drawings by Raphael and Michael Angelo, and works ascribed
to Lippi, Pinturicchio, Masaccio, Bellini, Da Vinci, Matsys, Titian, Del Sarto,
Correggio, Carracci, Guido Reni, Cuyp, Rembrandt, Teniers, Murillo, Corn, de
Vos, De Hoogh, etc.
At Nos. 1022-1056 Jefferson Ave., near Elmwood St., are the large
Michigan Stove Works (PL E, 3).
In Atwater St., near this point, is the huge Drug Manufactory of
Messrs. Parke, Davis, <£■ Co. (PI. E, 3). From the foot of Campau Ave. (PI. E, 3),
a ferry runs to Walkercille, with its large distilleries.
About 3 M. from Woodward Ave. we reach the bridge crossing
an arm of the river to *Belle Isle (PL F, 3, 4, and inset-plan), which
is about 700 acres in extent and forms a beautiful public park, with
line trees and still retaining many of its natural features unimpaired.
It contains a small Zoological Collection and a large Aquarium. In
summer park-carriages take visitors round for a small fee. Fine view
of Lake St. Clair from its E. end. The Detroit Boat Club here has the
finest boathouse in the country, an artistic building of brick and cement
(1902), which cost $ 80,000 (visitors welcome). Ferries, see p. 335.
Among other points of interest in Detroit are "Elmwood Cemetery
(PI. E, 2), in the E. part of the city, about l/2 M- t0 the N.W. of
Jefferson Ave.; Fort Wayne, on the river, 3y'2 M. to the S.W. of
Woodward Ave. (tramway through Fort St.), garrisoned by a few
companies of TJ. S. troops; * Water Works Park (beyond PI. F, 2), on
the river, about 4 M. from the centre of the city; Palmer Park (bey.
PL A, 1), about 5 M. out along Woodward Ave.; and Clark Park,
a piece of original forest in the W. part of the city. — A wide
Boulevard has been constructed round the entire city, beginning
and ending at the river-front.
In summer Detroit forms an admirable centre for water and other
excursions. — To the N. lies the beautiful Lake District of Oakland County,
easily reached by the Detroit <fc Pontiac Trolley Line in l'/i-lVa nr- The
terminus of this line is (25 M.; fare 25 c.) Pontiac, about 6 M. from which
is Orchard Lake, the chief resort of the district. — Among other favourite
resorts are Grosse Poinle (with country club and golf links), on Lake
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