Historic Detroit


Save the Boblo boat Ste. Claire

Aug. 23, 2015

The Free Press has challenged metro Detroit to find a way to save one of the most beloved and endangered pieces of its history: the Boblo boat Ste. Claire. The other Boblo boat, the Columbia, is gone, off to New York. Read the article here. Let’s save her for future generations, folks!

New lower prices in the shop!

Jul. 21, 2015

MOVING SALE: HD HQ is on the move and slashing prices on our books. Get free vintage Detroit postcards with each order and scoop up signed copies here: www.historicdetroit.org/shop.

Postcard section under construction

Jul. 20, 2015

We’ve taken down the postcards for now as we upload higher-resolution scans. We’ll be adding them back, don’t fear, but it might take us a while to get the several thousand in our archives up. In other words, bear with us on this, but we think you’ll love the change once it’s done.

RIP, Park Avenue

Jul. 11, 2015

The Park Avenue Hotel was imploded today. You can watch our video of it right here. We’ll be updating its page with more demolition photos.

Though we haven’t updated the front page lately, rest assured, we have been adding buildings to the site, continuing work on our overhaul of the historic Detroit postcard archives and more. The latter should be relaunching in the next few weeks.

As always, if you have photos you’d like to share on the site, e-mail them to us at [email protected] Let us know how you want us to credit you. Please let us watermark the photos so that we can be uniform across the site. Photos should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any one direction.