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Revisit the Belle Isle of Yore in 16 Vintage Photos and Postcards

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Take a blast to the past

Aerial view of Belle Isle Bridge; truss bridge spans Detroit River. Buildings and factories in foreground. 
Image via Detroit Public Library

While browsing through Detroit Public Library’s Digital Collections, Curbed came across these 16 photos and postcards, touring the ins and outs of the 982-acre island park, Belle Isle. From the aquarium to the conservatory to the zoo, take a look at the what this island park once looked like back in the day and compare it to how it looks now. Let Curbed know what you think in the comments.

All Belle Isle coverage [Curbed Detroit]