Historic Detroit

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Graystone Ballroom - Old photos

A faded sign on the building's south side, shortly before demolition

The majestic exterior of the Graystone in the 1920s

The massive dance floor of the Graystone could hold several thousand people.

The Graystone was on Woodward Avenue between Willis and Canfield. Here, Woodward Avenue is being widened.

The Graystone can be seen in the middle of the photo on the left side of Woodward Avenue.

The marquee of the Graystone in the late 1970s

The Graystone shortly before being demolished in 1980

Looking south down Woodward Avenue, the Graystone can be seen at right.

The Graystone in its final years, sitting abandoned along Woodward.

The Graystone shortly after opening.