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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...

Gilbert Buys A Beauty: The Historic State Savings Bank

Detroit real estate is hot right now, and it could mean new life for a beautiful building that’s sat vacant for years and recently faced the distinct possibility of the wrecking ball. The State Savings Bank was completed in 1900, when Detroit was a very different place. There were mostly horses pulling carts past the front door and the towers you see today simply didn’t exist. It was a big deal, in part, because of the New York architects McKim, Mead and White. Part of the footprint of the bui...

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