Saturday, 18 February 2012

The Michigan Building – Formerly the Exquisite Michigan Theatre


The Michigan Theatre built in August 1926 by the architectural firm of Rapp & Rapp for Detroit philanthropist and movie theatre owner John H. Kunsky.  The theatre cost five million to build (in 2008 Dollars equivalent sixty two million).  Once was the largest theatre in Michigan seating 4050.  In the fifties and sixties, the theatre changed ownership several times, from Red Wing theatre game showings, to nightclubs and a concert hall for rock bands.  The final destiny of this majestic theatre was to become a parking garage.


If you take part in Detroit Lions or Detroit Tigers sporting events, you may of had the opportunity to tail gate in this great piece of architecture of the past.

Cool website with old Detroit Architecture www.detroiturbex .com 



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