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The Resurgence of Downtown Detroit – THE DIRT

“The opportunities Detroit has today are a logical evolution from its past mistakes and disinvestment. To an extent, change wouldn’t be possible without that,” explained Kent Ande…

10 of Detroit’s most senseless building demolitions, mapped; After the city's first opera house was destroyed by fire on the morning of October 7, 1897, its owners rebuilt on the same spot on Campus Martius where the original had opened 28 years earlier. Architects Mason & Rice blended French Renaissance and Corinthian elements in the facade's design. Theater attendance declined as the city's elite moved farther from downtown, and the venue began primarily showing films in 1931.

These old buildings once housed operas, art, and retail. Now, the land is home to parking lots, freeways, and an IHOP.

6 Most Historic Neighborhoods In Detroit

Detroit has some of the most historic neighborhoods in the United States. Learn more about these six amazing neighborhoods around the city!

Metro Mercury I & II, Detroit, MI. I used to go here all the time with my friends.

When the Mercury Theatre opened June 11, 1941 with Barbara Stanwyck in "The Lady Eve" & Wallace Beery in "The Bad Man". This Streamline Moderne-sty...

Image of Detroit Salt Mine located in

Over a thousand feet beneath the Detroit streets is a subterranean metropolis few are allowed to enter.

Tigers History on Twitter

“#TBT Hudsons celebrates the #Tigers' first AL championship in 25 years with a six-story banner on Woodward, in 1934”

7 Places Around Detroit With Mob Stories

Walking casually past many of the buildings and sites in Detroit, you’d never know they hold a violent past. However, many of the city’s iconic landmarks and attractions have had their own brush with organized crime. The Mafia and its rivals, notably the Purple Gang, had their favorite haunts and places where they committed terrible […]

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Occupying almost an entire city block in downtown Detroit, the MBAD African Bead Museum houses 18 colorful outdoor installations
A special thanks to the Detroit Pistons and POWER: Opening Doors for Women™ for the special invite.
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