Historic Detroit

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Fisher Building - Old photos

The Fisher Building has seen many, many businesses - such as this one in 1996 - come and go over it's nearly 100 years.

The West Bloomfield High School Choir performs in the Fisher's arcade in 1981.

The Fisher in 1977, as seen from downtown

A line queues up outside the Fisher in 1936, possibly for a theater performance. Note the apartment building that has since been razed and replaced.

The Fisher's garage was originally attended by white-suited valets.

The Fisher Building in 1933

Looking up the Fisher Building in 1952

The ornate entrance on Grand Boulevard

The incredible ceiling of the Fisher's arcade in 1955

The Fisher Building in 1989

The Fisher Building in 1989

The Fisher Building in 1974 from the air

A ceremony caps the Fisher Building becoming a National Historic Landmark in October 1990.

The Fisher Building's stunning arcade shortly after the building opened in 1928

Albert Kahn's Art Deco masterpiece brilliantly illuminated in 1986

The Fisher's arcade in 1988

A section of the Fisher's facade is missing in 1986, revealing the brick skeleton of the Fisher

Bathroom in the Fisher Building in 1963

Fisher Building, 1962

The Fisher Building dominates the skyline in New Center.

Poetry and coreography mark the Fisher Building's 55th birthday in 1983.

A giant Stanley the octopus is perched atop the Golden Tower of the Fisher Building for a Red Wings playoff run in 1998.

The underground walkways connecting the Fisher to what are now the Albert Kahn Building and Cadillac Place

The underground walkways connecting the Fisher to what are now the Albert Kahn Building and Cadillac Place

The Fisher has towered over New Center since 1928.

The underground walkways connecting the Fisher to what are now the Albert Kahn Building and Cadillac Place under construction

The Fisher Building, as seen from the entrance of what is now Cadillac Place

Looking east on Grand Boulevard toward the Fisher

Looking west on Grand Boulevard

The Fisher from the air

The Fisher from the air

Looking out the window of the main entrance into a 1930s Detroit

The Fisher from the air

The Fisher lit up in the 1930s

The Fisher, as seen in 1957 from the entryway of the General Motors headquarters (now Cadillac Place)

The Grand Boulevard entrance

The Fisher Building under construction

The entrance to the Fisher Building on West Grand Boulevard

The entrance of the Fisher Building.

The Fisher Building, under construction

The Fisher Building