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Lost Detroit
Lost Detroit

Lost Detroit



144 Pages, 11 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.95 (CA $26.95) (US $19.95)

Publication Date: December 2013

ISBN 9781909108714

Rights: US & CA

Pavilion Books Group (Dec 2013)

Price: $19.95


Contains 68 different losses from 1889 up to the present day, including schools, churches, theaters, clubhouses, parks, stores, hotels, offices, and factories Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Detroit institutions that failed to stand the test of time. Long before there was a motor industry, the city lost the Central Market (1889), the Belle Isle swimming pool, and the Capitol Building (1893). Grand buildings erected in the Victorian era that were too costly to be refurbished, or movie theaters that the age of television made redundant are featured. Alongside the city's iconic and much-missed buildings, the book also looks at the industries that have declined or left town. Sites include Detroit Boat Club, Belle Isle Casino, Pontchartrain Hotel, Hotel Cadillac, Electric Park, Detroit House of Corrections, Federal Building, Temple Theatre, the Tashmoo, Hammond Building, Packard Car Company, Detroit Museum of Art, Waterworks Park, City Hall, Hudson Motor Co, Ford Rotunda, the Opera House, Kerns department store, Union Station, Grace Hospital, Dodge factory, Convention Hall, Olympia Stadium, Michigan Central Railroad, the Tuller Hotel, and many more.


"Astounding black-and-white photographs . . . the pictures alone are worth the price of admission."  —Publishers Weekly on Lost New York

Author Biography

Cheri Y. Gay has lived in and around Detroit for more than 40 years. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, she has spent more than 25 years at the Detroit Public Library in a variety of roles, most recently as photo archivist in the Burton Historical Collection. She is the author of Detroit Then and Now.