New photos, building added
May. 19, 2013
New photos: We’ve added a slew of photos of the Wurlitzer Building, Statler Hotel, Cass Tech High School and more. Check out the photo galleries in the individual buildings’ pages.
New building: We’ve added a history and some photos of the Sibley House, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Check out its page to learn how YOU can help save this treasure for future generations.
Photo by Frank Kaelin for HistoricDetroit.org
New building added
Mar. 21, 2013
NEW BUILDING ADDED: We’ve added a lengthy history of Olympia Stadium, as well as dozens of photos and more. The Old Red Barn hosted a lot more than Red Wings over the years, with the icers sharing their home with The Beatles, presidents, cowboys and beauty pageant contestants. Written by Charles Avison, an author of books on Detroit’s sports history. You can read all about it here.
BOOK EVENTS: We still have a couple more book events scheduled. Check the book’s Facebook event page for details.
HD on FB: Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook to get daily “this day in Detroit history” updates, not to mention a ton of photos and vintage Detroit postcards.
Upcoming events, Book-Cadillac T-shirts
Mar. 17, 2013
Book events: We have several big events coming up, including a big shindig for the Detroit Area Art Deco Society on Monday, March 18. You can always find out when the next book event is by checking out the events page on the book’s Facebook page.
Event photos: Paul Hitz shot pictures at our event in Royal Oak last week. See the photos on the book’s Facebook page here, and see whether you got in any of the shots!
Book-Caddy shirts are in: Our Book-Cadillac retro logo T-shirts are in stock at the HistoricDetroit Shop. They are $20 (plus $5 for shipping and handling). The shirts are American-made and screenprinted by hand in Detroit. Support the Motor City and this site while showing off your Motown pride!
Field Trip (and us) now on iPhone!
Mar. 9, 2013
Some of you may remember that HistoricDetroit.org partnered with Google for an Android app called Field Trip. The application notifies you with a push alert when you’re near nifty spots. Well, the app is now available for the iPhone. Next time you’re near the site of the former Union Depot, Field Trip will let you know and give you the lowdown on it from HistoricDetroit. When did this old train station open, anyway? BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ! Well, whaddya know? HistoricDetroit’s page on Field Trip says it was 1913.
Best of all? IT IS FREE. Here’s the link. Give a whirl. While we are just content providers, we can send your feedback on to our Google reps. Enjoy! And start exploring the Motor City - even the Motor City that has met the wrecking ball.