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Majestic Building - Old photos

A streetcar heads south on Woodward in front of the Majestic.

A shot of the back of the Majestic. The top of the Cadillac Square Building can be seen behind it.

The Majestic in the 1920s

The Majestic Building's corner on Woodward and Michigan avenues

The Majestic in 1948 on Memorial Day.

The Majestic in 1934

The Majestic in 1931

The Majestic and Old City Hall

The Majestic and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument

The mighty Majestic with Old City Hall at left

The Majestic Building and Old City Hall.

The inside of the Majestic was decked head to toe in marble.

The inside of the Majestic was decked head to toe in marble.

The inside of the Majestic was decked head to toe in marble.

The Majestic on July 18, 1961, with the doomed Old City Hall at left.

People stop to pay their respects to the Majestic. Arrow Demolition Co. signs are in the windows.

The Majestic Building was designed by renowned architect Daniel Burnham.

The Majestic Building on Thanksgiving Day 1960.

The Majestic in 1955

The Majestic in 1954

The Majestic Building in 1930.

The Majestic Building in 1910

The Majestic

The Majestic surrounded by the masses during a parade in 1914.

The Majestic Building on Thanksgiving Day 1960.

The Majestic stands proudly at Michigan and Woodward avenues on Nov. 28, 1960.

he Majestic on July 18, 1961, with the doomed Old City Hall at left.

The Majestic Building, shortly before demolition began in 1961

Old City Hall, from left, the Majestic Building and the old Detroit Opera House overlooking Campus Martius

An aerial view from about 1930. The Majestic is at left.

The Majestic Building under construction in 1896.

The Majestic Building under construction in 1896.

The Majestic Building under construction in 1896.

The Majestic Building under construction in 1896.

Construction begins on the Majestic Building in 1895. The Old City Hall is in the background.

The mighty Majestic

The Majestic and Old City Hall during a parade