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Founded in 1701 by Antoine de le Mothe Cadillac as a trading post and fort, Detroit had a turbulent early history. Captured by the British in 1760, ceded to the United States in 1783, and destroyed by fire in 1805, Detroit nevertheless prospered throughout the 19th century because of its strategic position. The 20th century saw the rise and demise of the auto industry, and despite the city's troubled recent past, a new Detroit is rising to meet the economic challenges of the 21st century. This book is a fascinating document of history and change in one of the United States' most important cities. Sites include Woodward Avenue, Detroit Waterfront ,Campus Martius, Jefferson Avenue, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, J.L. Hudson Company, City Hall, Wayne County Building, Grand Circus Park, Michigan Theater, Capitol Theater, Fox Theatre, YMCA Building, Detroit Athletic Club, Eastern Mark, Elmwood Cemetery, Belle Isle Casino, Scott Fountain, Palmer Park, Hurlbut Memorial Gate, Cass Tech, Tiger Stadium, Wagner Baking Co.m Michigan Central Railroad, Ambassador Bridge, Orchestra Hall, Piety Hill, Detroit Public Library, the General Motors Building, and much more.
Number of Pages: 144
Genre: History, Photography
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / Midwest
Series Title: Then and Now
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Cheri Gay
Street Date: April 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-5170
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