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Photo Du Jour - November 15, 2005 - Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts Building

The next building to go is the old Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts,on Watson in Brush Park. The Condo renovation next door needs somewhere to park I suppose…. She lasted about 90 years. Not too shabby. Built in 1916, this one was designed by Smith, Hinchman & Grylls with William B. Stranton as an associate. Here is a photo from the January 31, 1917 issue of the American…
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Photo Du Jour - November 9, 2005 - RIP House of Nine

Over the past weekend, along with the destruction of historic Rivertown, another Detroit icon, come down. Located on Grand River, just west of Woodward was the bizzarre icon, the House of Nine Sign. The sign in Happier Times. Looking along Grand River RIP to a downtown…
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Photo Du Jour - November 7, 2005 - Rivertown RIP

I was sent an e-mail yesterday from my good friend over at dETROITfUNK he informed me that the mass extermination of Rivertown is on. Once a cool, vibrant area, it was decimated under the poor decision to make the area the Casino mecca. Well all the businesses were…
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Photo Du Jour - November 2, 2005 - Detroit Hotels 1929 - Part III

Here is the third and final installment. The Hotel Wolverine, demolished to make a parking lot for Comerica Park. Thanks Ilitch Holdings… Webster Hall, demolished, located on the Wayne State Campus. The Madison-Lenox – RIP – Demolished this spring for a “Landscaped, lighted parking lot”. Thanks Ilitch Holdings… The Hotel Tuller, now a vacant fenced off…
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Old Car Factories

So, over on the Detroityes.com forum, there has been a thread on Old Car Factories going since February. We have attempted to create over there a semi-official list, gleaned from all the info. we’ve been spewing for the last 8 months. So…. Without further delay, I am pleaded to present the Old Car Factory List v. 2.01. Many thanks to Hornwrecker from the forum for creating the master…
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Photo Du Jour - October 21, 2005 - Back Alley Bar

As reported in this thread on the Detroit Yes! forum, the Back Alley Speakeasy on Griswold behind the Downtown Synagogue, is undergoing renovation with intent to reopen. It will add a destination in an otherwise quiet area north of Capitol Park. No official word on what the…
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Video Corner...

I was recently give 3 Detroit related Videos to put online from the mid 1980’s.. These are courtesy of PSIP of the Detroityes.com forums. All rights to the videos are retained by the author, and are presented in Quicktime. VIDEO 1 Video #1 is the Detroit River with…