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WATCH: Six Special Minutes On The History Of Detroit’s Beautiful Assumption Grotto

Assumption Grotto has always had a special place in my heart as it's where some of my closest family is laid to rest, as...
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1980 Promo Video: ‘Where will you be the picture of success? Where else but...

Promotional videos aim to capture their subject in the best light, but it’s hard to feel that way in hindsight about this attempt to...

For every step forward, Detroit has to be wary of taking multiple steps back

There is so much good going on in Detroit right now. The M1 Rail is on the tracks as we speak, being tested for...
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What Can Viewing 32 Years Of Metro Detroit From Space Tell Us?

This is cool and sobering at the same time. It's a short clip - just twelve seconds - but it covers 32 years of...

Peek Into History With These 10 Wigglegrams From 1880s Detroit

Detroit's history as a city spans more than 300 years. Photography was only available for a portion of that time.Today, we're going to look...

10 Impressive Detroit Firsts

In our 315-year history, Detroit has seen and done a lot. Its reputation for innovation and trendsetting is well-deserved. The city and its people...

Check Out A Newly Found Map Of Detroit From 1790

What was Detroit like in 1790? Well, now we have a map.The University of Michigan has added a rare of Detroit from 1790 to...

Check Out These 12 Historic & Stunning Detroit Area Homes

Detroit is a city full of historic beauties, some better kept than others. From the Brush Park neighborhood of Detroit to Wyandotte, there are...

The Historic State Savings Bank Is Getting A New Roof. Here Are 15 Photos...

When you spot enough construction material on pallets that it blocks half the road, something's going on.And in fact, something is. The historic State Savings Bank...

9 Labor Day Facts That Might Surprise You

We all know that Labor Day happens on the first Monday in September. For many of us, it’s a break from work or school...

Before There Was A Detroit Institute Of Arts, There Was The Detroit Museum Of...

The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the buildings that seems to have always been part of Detroit. Its cultural importance and clout...

A Detroit First: The First Government Licensed Radio Station

Today marks a special anniversary, especially if you have ever turned on a radio.The first licensed by the federal government radio station in the...
This seal and shield is from 1892 and is on a walking bridge on Belle Isle, near the Belle Isle Casino. Daily Detroit photo.

What Does Detroit’s Motto Mean, Anyway? And Is It Still Relevant Today?

It’s funny how much the past can inform the future. Take the City of Detroit’s motto. It’s inspiring, timeless, and sobering, especially when you...

Meet The Man Who Shaped The Detroit River

We all want to leave our mark in this world. For some, it’s through academic pursuits. For others, it’s through art or good deeds....

From Bustling Factory To Abandoned Eyesore: The Story Of The Old AMC Headquarters In...

The American Motors Corporation’s former headquarters at 14250 Plymouth Road is in limbo now. The property’s ownership will likely go to the Wayne County...

The Story Of The Davison, America’s First Urban Freeway

While freeways are pretty standard in American cities now, it wasn’t always that way. Instead of the ability to potentially go up to 70...

The Storied History Of The 6 Ships Named U.S.S. Detroit

This fall, the U.S. Navy will commission a new USS Detroit. The ship was Christened on Oct. 18, 2014 and delivered to the Navy...
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Back To The 80s: Check Out This Detroit Business Promo Video From 31 Years...

The 1980s were a pretty bleak time for Detroit. The auto industry was in crisis, and the city was firmly in decline, hemorrhaging jobs...

31.5 Fantastic Facts To Celebrate Detroit’s 315th Birthday

Happy Birthday Detroit! 315 years is amazing - as Detroit was founded on July 24, 1701.If only we could get Al Roker on the...

A Great Arena On Grand River That’s Now Gone: The Story Of Detroit’s Olympia...

With construction on the new Little Caesars Arena progressing smoothly, the Red Wings will have a new home for their 2017-2018 season. Little Caesars...

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4 Historic Buildings To Find New Life, 2 New To Be...

Four historic buildings in the area dubbed "The District Detroit" will find new life, as well as two new buildings built that will have...