As a city, Detroit has never been fond of apartment living. The automobile essentially negated the need for people to cram themselves into city centers, and no city embraced that idea more enthusiastically than this one. If you're standing in a Detroit apartment right now, there's a decent chance it was built in the 1920s, during the city's last big apartment boom. Many are even older.
Scanning through some old issues of the Detroit Free Press, we came across classified ads for many apartment buildings that remain standing today. Here's what apartment hunting in Detroit looked like in years past.