Historic Detroit


"Forgotten Landmarks" temporarily out of stock

Oct. 5, 2015

We’ve had a rush at our store, and we are not temporarily out of stock on “Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit,” our second book. More are on the way. Order now and we’ll ship as soon as we get another batch. Thanks for supporting the site with your purchases!

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.