Resources on Old Detroit

Many of the following resources are available free online:

The Bark Covered House,” William Nowlin, 1876

Grand Hotels of Early Detroit: Cotillions, Celebrities and Turkish Baths,” Bill Loomis, The Detroit News, April 21, 2013

Early Days in Detroit,” Friend Palmer, Hunt & June, 1906, 1032 pp

History of Detroit and Michigan,” Silas Farmer, Silas Farmer & Co., 1889,556 pp

Directory of the City of Detroit and Register of Michigan for the Year 1846,” James H. Wellings, A.B. Williams Priner, 1846 226 pp

The City of Detroit Michigan 1701-1922,” Clarence M. Burton, Detroit-Chicago, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1928

Michigan Jewish History,” Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, Volume 45, Fall 2005

Detroit A Motor City History,” David Lee Poremba, Arcadia Publishing, 2001.

A Little Girl in Old Detroit,” Amanda Minnie Douglas, A.L Burt Company, 1902, Reproduced 2007, 388 pp

Seventy-Five Receipts For Pasty Cakes, and Sweetmeats,” Miss Leslie, of Philadelphia, 1832

The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840,” Jack Larkin, Harper Collins, 2010, 384 pp.

Detroit’s Delectable Past, Two Centuries of Frog Legs, Pigeon Pies, and Drugstore Whiskey,” Bill Loomis, The History Press, 2012

“The American Frugal Housewife – Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy,” Lydia Marie Child, 1832

Godey’s Lady’s Book,” 1830-1898. also known as “The Lady’s Book” and “Godey’s Magazine”

"All Our Yesterdays: A Brief History of Detroit," Frank B. Woodford and Arthur M. Woodford, Wayne State University Press, 1969.