Vintage Point: ‘A pretty drive near Farmington’

This vintage shot of Shiawassee Road was taken around 1900, looking east from Warner Street toward Shiawassee Park. The sledding hill near Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church is behind the trees in the back-left corner. The caption reads: “A pretty drive near Farmington Mich.”

 Vintage Point Sledding Hill

Historic photo from Farmington: A Pictorial History by Lee Peel. Contemporary photo by Maria Taylor.

Editor’s Note: Maria Taylor’s photo column, “Vintage Point,” shows scenes from Farmington’s past paired with photos of those same scenes today.