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"Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit"

$23 plus $5 shipping

The Detroit News says this is "a book Detroit has needed for decades. ... Lushly illustrated with historical photographs, this book is a must for anyone interested in architecture, historic preservation or Detroit history." This book is the sequel to "Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins" and tells the tales behind 15 landmarks that have disappeared from Detroit's skyline. Features more than 100 photos of a different Detroit - a Detroit that many have never seen. From the hallowed halls of Old City Hall to the story behind the city's first skyscraper to the majestic steamship City of Detroit III to the birthplace of the automotive industry, this book gives a glimpse into some of the most stunning places Detroit has ever known.

Each book ordered will come with a free vintage Detroit postcard from 1900-1950.

Signed or unsigned books available.


$45 plus $5 shipping

Get both "Lost Detroit" and its sequel, "Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit," at the same time and save a couple bucks AND save on shipping. Can you say, "Booyah!"?

This bundle is the perfect gift for that Detroit history/architecture lover on your holiday shopping list. Give your young architect some inspiration. Give Grandma and Grandpa a trip down memory lane.

Buying both books gives you an unprecedented look into the histories of 27 of Detroit's landmarks. More than 200 photos between the two give that special Detroit fan in your life plenty to ogle over. Many of these stories have never been told anywhere else.

You'll also receive TWO free vintage Detroit postcards from 1900-1950.

Books available signed or unsigned. Please note that "Lost Detroit" will be signed by only the author.

"Lost Detroit"

$25 plus $5 shipping

"Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins" features more than 175 pages in full color. Learn the stories behind 12 of the city's most beautiful abandoned landmarks, from the day they opened to the day they closed.

We share the memories of those who caught trains out of Michigan Central Station, necked with girlfriends in the balcony of the Michigan Theatre and kicked out the jams at the Grande Ballroom.

More than 14,000 copies sold!

Each book ordered will come with a free vintage Detroit postcard from 1900-1950.

Signed or unsigned books available. Please note, copies of "Lost Detroit" will be signed by only the author, not the photographer.

Hidden History of Detroit

$20 plus $5 shipping

In Hidden History of Detroit, discover the Motor City — before the Motor: a muddy port town full of grog shops, horse races, haphazard cemeteries and enterprising bootstrappers from all over the world. In these funny, warm and surprisingly personal essays, you’ll meet the argumentative French fugitive who founded the city, the tobacco magnate who haunts his shuttered factory, the gambler prankster millionaire who built a monument to himself, and the historians who created the story of Detroit as we know it: one of the oldest, rowdiest and most enigmatic cities in the Midwest. Please note that at this time, that we are unable to combine shipping on this title.