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Photo Du Jour – October 31, 2005 – Detroit Hotels 1929 – Part I

Today’s Photo Du Jour is from a Detroit promotional Booklet from 1929. This is part 1 of a series showing all the major Detroit Hotels.

The most amazing fact to me from this booklet is the following:

“More than 12,000 modern hotel rooms are located within a five minute walk of Grand Circus Park, in the heart of downtown hotel, theatre and shopping center. Another 13,000 additional rooms are available within less than a mile of the City Hall. Detroit ofers more than 25,000 modern downtown hotel rooms.”

Where did they all go?

Some of these Hotels are stil standing, some are demolished, and some I’ve never heard of. I need some reader feedback to help me pin down the location of some of these….

The Hotel Norton. This was Jefferson & Griswold, where One Woodward, now stands.

The recently demolished Statler… RIP. At least the Superbowl visitors will have a nice gravel lot to look at.

The Lee Crest? Anyone have any history/ideas on this one?

The Imperial, at Peterboro & Woodward.

The Detroit Leyland, now the Ramada on Cass.

The good old Book Cadillac. It looks like maybe, finally, renovation may be coming.

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