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Graystone Ballroom - Artifacts

A promotional photo of McKinney's Cotton Pickers, the renowned Graystone house band, at the Graystone's fountain

A program for an event to raise money to save the Graystone. It would prove too late.

A Graystone poster featuring Duke Ellington

A business card for the Graystone International Jazz Museum

A brochure from the Graystone International Jazz Museum

An ad from 1930 for a show at the Graystone

A flyer for an event in 1980 that was to raise money to save the Graystone. It was too little, too late.

Ad for Ray Charles at the Graystone on Aug. 14, 1961

An ad for Fats Domino at the Graystone in April 1959

The fountainhead from the Graystone Ballroom was rescued during the building's demo by the Graystone Jazz Museum. It was donated in 2017 to the Detroit Historical Society by HistoricDetroit.org.