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The Historic State Savings Bank Is Getting A New Roof. Here Are 15 Photos Of What It Looked Like Back In 1900.

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 at Fort and Shelby in downtown Detroit is getting a new roof, Daily Detroit confirmed with Bedrock Real Estate today. Purchased in 2014 by Dan Gilbert (there’s more historical background on the link), the building is one of the few left in our city that was built at the turn of the century (1900, to be exact, with an addition in...

Historic David Whitney Building Receives Award For Historic Preservation

Back in the 1990s I watched aerial silk acrobats fly through the air in the dank lobby of the David Whitney Building. One of the automakers secured the empty building for a press event during the North American International Auto Show. The acrobats where part of the entertainment. It was fun, but even with heaters it was cold and even with decorations hanging everywhere you could see the building was in dire shape. What a difference today. After a $92 million renovation, the 19-story David Whi...

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