(2502) Buildings, City Hall, Detroit, 1960

An aerial view of the area surrounding Old City Hall, including the National Bank of Detroit and the Majestic Building, Woodward Avenue, Griswold on the west, Michigan Avenue on the north, and Fort Street on the south.

The building, a Renaissance Revival landmark created by architect James Anderson, took nearly 10 years to complete and was dedicated on July 4, 1871. Located on Campus Martius, it served as the base for most city and county government offices in Detroit until the completion of the City-County Building in 1957. It was demolished throughout August and September of 1961 amidst protest from the historic preservation community

(2502) Buildings, City Hall, Detroit, 1960
November 28, 1960
Tony Spina