Demolition begins at night unannounced on Aug. 14, 1961.
The porch lies in a heap in front of Old City Hall.
Demolition moves to the northwest corner. The demolition work was done at night.
Nearly the entire northwest corner is reduced to rubble.
One of the maidens of virtue is removed from the cupola in pieces.
One of the heads of the virtues statues is lowered. They were removed in pieces.
Half of City Hall lies in rubble in September 1961.
The storied clock tower was the last piece to come down.
Nearly a century of Detroit history reduced to nothing but a heaping mound of rubble.
The rubble is mostly gone, carted away to be used as fill at a marina in St. Clair Shores.
Nov. 1, 1961: Nothing remains. Demo signs are on the Majestic Building, which met the same fate.
Demolition is finished and work on razing the Majestic begins, its windows removed.
The statues of French pioneers are now at Wayne State University.
The clock faces and sculptor Julius T. Melchers' four maidens went to Ft. Wayne in pieces.