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The 2,500-seat Eastown theater at Harper and Van Dyke in Detroit opened in October 1931 as a movie palace in a stable east-side neighborhood. In 1969, the Eastown became a rock venue and attracted the Kinks, the Who, Jefferson Airplane, Cream, Yes, Fleetwood Mac, and Steppenwolf. Scrappers cutting beams caused the ceiling to collapse.

Scrappers cause collapse of ornamental ceiling in storied Eastown Theatre in Detroit

Scrappers cause collapse of ornamental ceiling in storied Eastown ...

Scrappers cause collapse of ornamental ceiling in storied Eastown Theatre in Detroit

S.S. Kresge Mansion, Detroit, MI. This was the home of the founder of the S.S. Kresge five-and-dime stores that eventually became Kmart. Located in Detroit's Boston-Edison neighborhood, which was the home of the city's elite in the pre WWI era. The Cleveland, OH based firm of Meade and Hamilton designed the home.

Kresge House--Detroit MI Long before there was K-Mart, America shopped at the five-and-dime emporium of S. As a teenager I worked at Kresge's for a summer.

Grande Ballroom Detroit

"Ghosts of the Grande": Detroit's Abandoned Rock and Roll Palace

Grande Ballroom A historic live music venue located at 8952 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit's Abandoned Ruins Are Captivating, But Are They Bad For Neighborhoods?

Detroit's Abandoned Ruins Are Captivating, But Are They Bad For Neighborhoods?

Federals Department Store, Detroit, Michigan, - I remember shopping with my mom at Federals in Saginaw, Michigan.

Vanity Ballroom -Detroit MI    This fine example of Art Deco architecture is on the National Register of Historic Places, but it has sat vacant and deteriorating for several years. The Vanity's architect is Charles Agree, who also designed the Whittier Hotel and the Grande Ballroom.    The building is also part of a City of Detroit Historic District and a National Register of Historic Places District (Jefferson-Chalmers Historic Business District).

Vanity Ballroom -Detroit MI This fine example of Art Deco architecture is on the…

Detroit home of the Grants in July of 1885, after the death of then President Grant.

Grant’s house in Detroit, 253 Fort St. East, draped in mourning after his death on July Grant lived in Detroit from The house was moved to the Michigan State Fairgrounds in

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