DetroitPhoto Du Jour

Photo Du Jour – January 16, 2006 – RIP Motown Complex

Well the demolition derby has begun for 2006. The first victim? The old Motown complex on Woodward.

The closest building was the Donovan Building, with the shorter building to the rear the Sanders building.

The Sanders building came down yesterday as seen here.

At least the mosaic glass tilework done by Louis C. Tiffany was salvaged prior to demolition.

The Donovan portion is supposed to come down today. Both buildings have been vacant since Motown records up and left to head to LA. At least they will be a nice parking lot when done.

Related posts
DetroitOld Newspaper StoriesWindsor

The First Fireworks - 1959


Proposed Detroit-Windsor International Airport

DetroitOld Photographs

Detroit Civic Center Plaza - 1976


Detroit Streetcar Line

Recent Comments:

  • Scott McIntire on Bridge Tavern – 2007: “According to the history article about nearby Atkinson Park, the owners of Shore Acres Hotel, B. Segal Company of Detroit,…Aug 11, 17:09
  • Simonne Dionne on St. Edmond: “I went to school there too. Back in 1958 to 1962. I remember mlle Renaud great teacher, M. Benoit Marier.…Aug 3, 16:51
  • Mike on Canadian Bridge Company – Part 1: “David, I have been waiting for Ken to respond. I’m sorry I don’t have his contact info.Jul 19, 21:25
  • Carolyn Hansen-Henderson on Dominion Forge: “My Dad, Gunnar Hansen worked at Dominion Forge and Stamping Company Ltd (was one name change while he worked there)…Jul 17, 18:48
  • MikeDD on Bridge Tavern – 2007: “One night, I was in there one night with a friend. Bill Lee, former MLB pitcher (Boston and then the…Jul 8, 22:02

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.