If you’re interested in learning more about Detroit’s historic fall from industrial powerhouse, start with these books.
Still looking for last-minute gifts? Here are five ideas that are certain to please any Detroit lover. And they are homegrown and ready to ship or be picked up. 1. Framed scrolls of historic Detroit bus routes: Artist Patti Kay, a yard sale enthusiast, found original canvas scrolls that were displayed on city buses to designate […]
In his second book about Detroit’s under-appreciated gems, “Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit,” journalist and historian Dan Austin unearths the tragic demise of some of the city’s most storied buildings in engrossing prose and exquisite historic photos.
Dan Austin may seem like an improbable Detroit historian. With shaggy sideburns, a strong affection for vinyl records and just 31 years old, Austin has become the go-to guy on Detroit architecture. In true Detroit fashion, Austin earned that distinction with tireless work, uncovering long-forgotten details of the city’s storied high-rises, theaters and churches. In […]