On this day 47 years ago, Detroit police raided a blind pig, precipitating a riot that spread across the city and killed 43 people, mostly black.
Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority is negotiating the sale of the 89-year-old building to a group of developers that wants to build 60 high-end apartments with commercial and retail space on the lower floors.
They are architectural gems, many of them more than a century old, with fascinating histories.
Ed Golick’s career as an archivist began about 15 years ago after he couldn’t find information about Sagebrush Shorty, a ventriloquist who hosted a kid’s show from 1955 to 1964.
The Monroe teacher is at the center of a heated debate after showing his students a video depicting entertainers in blackface as part of a history lesson on racism.
The guest lecturers will include Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, former Councilman Kenneth Cockerel Jr. and others.
Detroiturbex.com takes you on a journey of Detroit’s good times and bad times.
More than half of the buildings on Gratiot Ave. in Detroit are abandoned.
The map is so precise and detailed that you can zoom in on each parcel and collect information such as owner, year built, assessment value, tax status and size.
Do you have a vivid memory of a neighborhood or street in Detroit where you grew up? Or maybe you have fond memories of a theater, church or corner store.