Historic Detroit

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Empire Building - Old photos

The Empire Building can be seen at left in this shot looking south down Washington Boulevard in about 1940.

Looking south on Washington Boulevard in 1931. The Empire Building is at left in the middle.

The Empire Building and a horse-filled Washington Boulevard.

The Empire Building in 1956, at right, with its cornice chopped off.

The Empire Building