Detroit s Michigan Central Station

Detroit s Michigan Central Station Author Kelli B. Kavanaugh
ISBN-10 9781439613214
Release 2001-12-05
Pages 128
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In 1913, the Michigan Central Station opened its majestic entrances to the people of Detroit. Designed by Warren & Wetmore and Reed & Stern, the firms also noted as the architects of the Grand Central Station in New York City, the depot was a marvel of grandeur and comfort for the traveler lucky enough to utilize its facilities. Soldiers went to war, families both separated and rejoined, and folks looking for an honest living in the Motor City all walked the Michigan Central's elegant corridors. Since the last train pulled away from the station in 1988, the structure has fallen prey to rapidly paced deterioration. Detroit's Michigan Central Station captures the glory of the Michigan Central and its environs. Using photographs from the Burton Historical Collection, as well as private collections, the book illustrates the use of the Michigan Central Station by a city whose story dramatically parallels that of this magnificent structure. The book also includes imagined futures of the station from some of the many people who have been inspired by the magic this grand building continues to exude.

Detroit and Rome

Detroit and Rome Author Melanie Grunow Sobocinski
ISBN-10 9780933691094
Release 2005
Pages 127
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A comparative study of urban form and the reuse of buildings in modern Detroit and Rome (Italy). This exhibition catalog includes 3 U scholarly essays and 25 catalog entries describing the Usage history of buildings in Detroit & Rome.

Remaking Respectability

Remaking Respectability Author Victoria W. Wolcott
ISBN-10 9781469611006
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 360
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In the early decades of the twentieth century, tens of thousands of African Americans arrived at Detroit's Michigan Central Station, part of the Great Migration of blacks who left the South seeking improved economic and political conditions in the urban North. The most visible of these migrants have been the male industrial workers who labored on the city's automobile assembly lines. African American women have largely been absent from traditional narratives of the Great Migration because they were excluded from industrial work. By placing these women at the center of her study, Victoria Wolcott reveals their vital role in shaping life in interwar Detroit. Wolcott takes us into the speakeasies, settlement houses, blues clubs, storefront churches, employment bureaus, and training centers of Prohibition- and depression-era Detroit. There, she explores the wide range of black women's experiences, focusing particularly on the interactions between working- and middle-class women. As Detroit's black population grew exponentially, women not only served as models of bourgeois respectability, but also began to reshape traditional standards of deportment in response to the new realities of their lives. In so doing, Wolcott says, they helped transform black politics and culture. Eventually, as the depression arrived, female respectability as a central symbol of reform was supplanted by a more strident working-class activism.

Digital Detroit

Digital Detroit Author Jeff Rice
ISBN-10 9780809330881
Release 2012-02-21
Pages 247
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Since the 1967 riots that ripped apart the city, Detroit has traditionally been viewed either as a place in ruins or a metropolis on the verge of rejuvenation. In Digital Detroit: Rhetoric and Space in the Age of the Network, author Jeff Rice goes beyond the notion of Detroit as simply a city of two ideas. Instead he explores the city as a web of multiple meanings which, in the digital age, come together in the city’s spaces to form a network that shapes the writing, the activity, and the very thinking of those around it. Rice focuses his study on four of Detroit’s most iconic places—Woodward Avenue, the Maccabees Building, Michigan Central Station, and 8 Mile—covering each in a separate chapter. Each of these chapters explains one of the four features of network rhetoric: folksono(me), the affective interface, response, and decision making. As these rhetorical features connect, they form the overall network called Digital Detroit. Rice demonstrates how new media, such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, interactive maps, and the Internet in general, knit together Detroit into a digital network whose identity is fluid and ever-changing. In telling Detroit’s spatial story, Rice deftly illustrates how this new media, as a rhetorical practice, ultimately shapes understandings of space in ways that computer applications and city planning often cannot. The result is a model for a new way of thinking and interacting with space and the imagination, and for a better understanding of the challenges network rhetorics pose for writing.

Lost Detroit

Lost Detroit Author Dan Austin
ISBN-10 9781625842374
Release 2010-08-02
Pages 176
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Lost Detroit tells the stories behind 12 of the city's most beautiful, all-but-forgotten landmarks and of the people behind them, from the day they opened to the day they closed. While these buildings might stand as ghosts of the past today, their stories live on within these pages. The team behind brings you the memories of those who caught trains out of the majestic Michigan Central Station, necked with girlfriends in the balcony of the palatial Michigan Theatre, danced the night away at the Vanity Ballroom and kicked out the jams at the Grande Ballroom. As Detroit Free Press Architecture Critic John Gallagher said, the buildings in these pages "held a central place in the story of Detroit's Auto Century. It was America's story, too. Detroiters lived, loved, toiled, played, celebrated and dreamed great dreams in these buildings and thereby helped shape a nation."

History of Rail Transport in the United States

History of Rail Transport in the United States Author LLC Books
ISBN-10 1158054181
Release 2010-06
Pages 122
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Defunct Railway Stations in the United States, Michigan Central Station, Southampton, Kostner, Wawa, 58th, Racine, Benson Street, Pinewood Depot, Lenni, Grand Canyon Depot, Oakbourne, Westtown, Rowe Street, West Chester, Arlington, Locksley, Cheyney, Barmouth, Williamson School, West Chester University, Willow, Clark, Glen Riddle, Larrabee, Darlington, Laramie, Wrightwood, Ravenswood, Halsted, Schiller, Isabella, Webster, Division, Grace, Buena, Calvary, Hawthorne, Kinzie, Fifth/lake, Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park, Medfield Junction, California, Stony Brook, Las Vegas Union Pacific Station, Irving Depot. Excerpt: Michigan Central Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The unfinished building began operating as Detroit's main passenger depot in 1913 after the older Michigan Central Station burned on December 26, 1913. It had been planned as part of a large project that included the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel below the Detroit River for freight and passengers. The old station was to be replaced by the new Michigan Central to place the passenger service on the main line. The old station had been located on a spur line, which was inconvenient for the volume of passenger service that was being served. Michigan Central Station's Beaux-Arts facadeThe growing trend toward increased automobile use was not a large concern in 1913, as is evident in the design of the building. Most passengers would arrive at and leave from Michigan Central Station by interurban service or streetcar and not as pedestrians due to the station's distance from downtown Detroit. The reason for the placement this far from downtown was a hope that the station would be an anchor for prosperity to follow. Initially, things were looking up as Henry Ford bega... More:

Detroit s Corktown

Detroit s Corktown Author Armando Delicato
ISBN-10 9781439618981
Release 2007-10-22
Pages 128
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Detroit’s Corktown celebrates the history of Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. From Irish immigrants in the 1840s to urban pioneers of the 21st century, this community has beckoned to the restless of spirit, the adventurous, and those who have sought to escape poverty and oppression to make a new life in America. While the city of Detroit has undergone tremendous change over the years, Corktown has never forgotten the solid working-class roots established by brave pioneers in the mid-19th century. Many of their shotgun homes are still occupied, and many commercial buildings have served the community for decades. Today the neighborhood is the scene of increasing residential and commercial development and has attracted attention throughout the region. No longer exclusively Irish, the community has also been important historically to the large German, Maltese, and Mexican populations of Detroit. Today it is a diverse and proud community of African Americans, Hispanics, working-class people of various national origins, and a growing population of young urban pioneers. It is still the sentimental heart of the Irish American community of metropolitan Detroit, and the Irish Plaza on Sixth Street honors the city’s Irish pioneers and their 600,000 descendents living in the region.


Detroit Author David Lee Poremba
ISBN-10 9781439610145
Release 1999-08-09
Pages 128
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As the roaring twenties came to an end and a new decade dawned, the United States found itself locked in the grips of the Great Depression. The City of Detroit was no exception as industry laid off workers and bread lines formed across the city. Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy let the country in supporting state and federal welfare programs to help people through the economic crisis. By the middle of the 1930s, Detroit began picking itself up out of the economic mud and was soon flexing its industrial muscle as manufacturing, led by the auto industry, put the Motor City back into shape. As the decade ended and war approached, the city was ready to take its place on the world stage. The country reeled from the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbor and had to shift its industrial might from civilian use to the war effort. Nowhere was that more evident than in Detroit. Its huge manufacturing capabilities, when turned to the making of the implements of war, earned the city a new nickname. The Motor City became to the Arsenal of Democracy and began to evolve once more. The influx of workers from the Deep South to the war industry added yet another facet to the city's society and culture. As the Second World War came to a close and production re-tooled for the return to civilian life, an economic boom swept through Detroit. The city celebrated its 25oth birthday in 1951, prompting an outpouring of funds to build with. Major additions were made to the Art Institute, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the riverfront.

Canvas Detroit

Canvas Detroit Author Julie Pincus
ISBN-10 9780814338803
Release 2017-11-01
Pages 296
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Detroit’s unique and partly abandoned cityscape has scarred its image around the world for decades. But in the last several years journalists have begun to view the city through a different lens, focusing on the wide range of contemporary artists finding inspiration amid the emptiness and adding a more complex chapter to the story of a city long labeled as a haunting symbol of U.S. economic decline. In Canvas Detroit, Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian combine vibrant full-color photography of the city’s much-buzzed-about art scene with thoughtful narrative that explores the art and artists that are re-creating Detroit. Canvas Detroit captures hundreds of pieces of artwork in many forms—including large-scale and small-scale murals, sculptures, portraits, light projections, wearable art, and installations (made with wood, glass, living plants, fiber, and fabric). Works are situated in both obvious and more hidden spaces, including on and in houses, garages, factories, alleyways, doors, and walls, while some structures have been entirely transformed into art. Pincus and Christian profile internationally known figures like Banksy, Matthew Barney, and Tyree Guyton; prominent Detroit artists such as Scott Hocking, Jerome Ferretti, and Robert Sestock; and collectives like Power House Productions, Hygenic Dress League, the Empowerment Plan, and Theatre Bizarre. Canvas Detroit also features contributions by Marion Jackson, John Gallagher, Michael H. Hodges, Rebecca R. Hart, and Linda Yablonsky that contextualize the current artistic moment in the city. This beautifully designed and informative volume showcases the stunning breadth and depth of artwork currently being done in Detroit. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in arts and culture in the city.

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium Author Robert Wimmer
ISBN-10 9781439630051
Release 2001-12-05
Pages 128
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For over a half century Olympia Stadium was THE entertainment venue in Detroit. Almost every major sports and entertainment event was played there. The major tenant was the Detroit Red Wings. Most of the major touring ice shows also skated at the Olympia; great entertainers such as Elvis, the Beatles, KISS, Isaac Hayes, Alice Cooper, Lawrence Welk, John Denver, the Lone Ranger, and the Globetrotters stopped by to perform. In Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium, the author leads the reader on a fascinating journey, through the use of over 200 historic photographs, allowing us a glimpse into that building on Grand River and McGraw that was a second home to many. This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats. The media, which reported the events on radio, TV, and in the newspapers, and the Red Wing Alumni who have been skating for over 40 years in old timers games rising money for charities, are all part of this celebration of Detroit's history.

Michigan History

Michigan History Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00695787C
Release 1982
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Michigan History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Michigan History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Michigan History book for free.

Michigan s Historic Railroad Stations

Michigan s Historic Railroad Stations Author Michael H. Hodges
ISBN-10 9780814334836
Release 2012
Pages 186
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A photographic survey of 31 railroad stations around the state of Michigan with architectural observations and short histories of each.


OUIJA Author Douglas Lebeck
ISBN-10 9781496909404
Release 2014-05-09
Pages 370
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A sadistic murder takes place in a high-rise overlooking the Detroit River. A suspicious suicide happens in the suburbs. There is no evidence in either case that tells the authorities what really happened. Another murder, another possible suicide, and the bodies begin to pile up. Dino Fratelli is at it again--on the track of another serial killer. But this one is unlike anyone ... anything ... that he's gone after before. This one is able to do things that no human being should be able to do. This one cannot be stopped. There is just one clue--a board game and a teenage beer blast that went wrong nearly fifty years ago--and a young man sent to prison for manslaughter. Kyle Everett spent tens years locked up, and for the past forty years has lived in the abandoned buildings of the inner city. Is he the perpetrator, or is he only the key to solving the mystery?

B and O Magazine

B and O Magazine Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211470930
Release 1946
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B and O Magazine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from B and O Magazine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full B and O Magazine book for free.


Detroit Author Richard Bak
ISBN-10 9781439615225
Release 1999-03-28
Pages 128
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In this new addition to the Images of America series, Richard Bak takes us on a visual journey through Detroit’s golden era, encompassing the first three decades of the twentieth century. It was during this time that the City of Detroit experienced its most rapid physical growth and underwent an unprecedented pace of social and technological change. Detroit: 1900–1930 contains nearly 190 illustrations, including studio portraits, snapshots, postcards, songsheet covers, and period advertisements. Collectively, these images evoke a past that is often too easily forgotten as older Detroiters pass away. As you thumb through the pages of this book, you will encounter such influential people as Henry Ford and other automotive pioneers who helped to “put the world on wheels.” Experience daily life as it was lived at the time of the First World War, and discover the major role Detroit played in this historic conflict. This volume highlights the wave of immigration that occurred here at the turn of the century, when roughly half of the city’s population hailed from other countries. Also featured are various scenes from the “Roaring Twenties,” the ill-fated experiment in Prohibition, and the effect of the Great Depression on the city’s economy.


Metropolis Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006127618
Release 2002
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Metropolis has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Metropolis also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Metropolis book for free.

Detroit s Historic Hotels and Restaurants

Detroit s Historic Hotels and Restaurants Author Patricia Ibbotson
ISBN-10 9781439618783
Release 2007-07-18
Pages 128
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Detroit's population grew rapidly after the beginning of the 20th century due to the growth of the automobile and other industries, and the city became a tourist and convention center. Detroit was in its heyday in the 1920s when it was the fourth-largest city in the United States. Some of Detroit's larger hotels were architectural masterpieces, nationally known, and were the center of social activities. Others were lesser-known second-class hotels now largely forgotten. Detroit restaurants ranged from the self-serve to the elegant. These hotels and restaurants, many of which are gone now, are preserved in nearly 200 vintage postcards, allowing the reader to take a trip down memory lane.