Detroit, Michigan

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Historic and interesting images of Detroit--a city once known as the "Paris of the west."

Jeff Samoray
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Aerial Photography by Don Coles, Skyline Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Skyline Aerial, Aerial Photographs From The Great Lakes, Michigan, Detroit Skyline, South East Michigan & Midwest, Great Lakes Shoreline, Waterfalls, Ships, Boats, Lighthouses, Harbors, Sand Dunes, Michigan Stadium's, Construction Projects,Building Implosions, Jobbienooner, Rafting, Schools, University, Aircraft, Don Coles, Harbors.

The Stork Club on Rowena Street in Detroit (picture taken in It was the best blind pig (speakeasy) in the city. It was a favorite place for the Purple gangsters and other mobsters. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Flint Michigan, State Of Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Vs Everybody, Best Blinds, Detroit History, Beach Town, Motown, Great Lakes

The Stork Club on Rowena Street in Detroit (picture taken in 1932). It was the best blind pig (speakeasy) in the city. It was a favorite place for the Purple gangsters and other mobsters. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff

Detroit, Michigan - USA, America do Norte Detroit Area, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Skyline, Metro Detroit, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Detroit History, Michigan Travel, Gothic

Observation Deck coming to Penobscot Building

Guardian Building, photo by Michael G Smith Sometimes I find things and forget to post about them. A couple weeks ago, there was a feature from WXYZ in Detroit that the Detroit’s Penobscot Bu…

Purple Gang Hideouts in Detroit Flint Michigan, State Of Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Downtown, Wild West Outlaws, Sleep With The Fishes, Detroit Vs Everybody, Detroit Motors, Detroit History

Walter P. Reuther Library (26143) Purple Gang, Collingwood Massacre, Detroit, 1931

Purple Gang Hideouts | 26143) Purple Gang, Collingwood Massacre, Detroit, 1931

History and photos of the abandoned Michigan Central Station, in Detroit, MI. Also known as Michigan Central Depot, MCS Detroit Rock City, Detroit Michigan, Detroit State, Detroit History, Detroit News, Abandoned Detroit, Abandoned Places, Detroit Ruins, Detroit Motors

Michigan Central Station

History of Michigan Central Station with photographic documentation and urban exploration accounts by Tom Kirsch.

 in Corktown, Detroit in the vintage everyday: 18 Amazing Photos Show Street Scenes of Detroit, Michigan in the Century State Of Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Detroit State, Detroit Lakes, Detroit Art, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Detroit History

The Widening of Michigan Avenue

Buildings were demolished between 1938-1939 to allow Michigan Avenue's expansion. Courtesy Walter Reuther Library, Wayne State University....

(From left to right) a Detroit police detective, Abraham Burnstein, and Purple…

(From left to right) a Detroit police detective, Abraham Burnstein, and Purple gang lawyer Edward Kennedy Jr. Photo was taken during the 1928 Purple gang extortion trial. A jury found the gang not guilty because too many were afraid to testify against a purple gang member. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff

Jefferson Avenue in the vintage everyday: 18 Amazing Photos Show Street Scenes of Detroit, Michigan in the Century Best Vacation Destinations, Best Vacations, Vacation Trips, State Of Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Saginaw Michigan, Flint Michigan, Detroit History, Detroit Area

Victorian Detroit (Detroit Wasn't Always the Motor City)

Detroit. The Motor City. Motown. Murder City. Car Capital of the World. Yep - that's the Detroit I know... ~~~~~Detroit - A Victorian Metropolis~~~~~ Wait-----what?? Yep. Detroit, this industrialized Rust Belt grunge town was once at the height of Victoriana. Gas Street Light on Gratiot Avenue 1882 A frontier town in what was considered the west at the turn of the 19th century, Detroit grew in size as the decades progressed. And as the town slowly turned into a city, the frontier town…

The Purple Gang's bloody legacy - Michigan History - The Detroit News Detroit History, Detroit News, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Downtown, Al Capone, Along The Way, Vintage Photos, Crime, The Past

The Purple Gang - Jewish Organized Crime

The Purple Gang - Detroit 1920's-30's

Sam Fleisher, the youngest of the Fleisher brothers and a member of the Purple gang. He was known for his temper and his skills with guns. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R.

Sam Fleisher, the youngest of the Fleisher brothers and a member of the Purple gang. He was known for his temper and his skills with guns. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff

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Cruisin’ the Original: Woodward Avenue

Cruising Woodward, 1951 (above) …the seriousness of the times (1950s) did not dampen a growing love of cars and the freedom experienced by driving them. These young Detroiters found their car…

Jun 30 artists in Detroit via the Detroit News Archivist. Detroit History, Detroit News, Detroit Michigan, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Zen Place, Catholic Churches, New Times, Cultural Events

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Jun 30 1949, artists in Detroit via the Detroit News Archivist. #Detroit #motorcity

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Walter P. Reuther Library (33757) Purple Gang, Harry Millman, Assassination Attempt, 1937