Historic Detroit

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Kales Building - Old photos

The Kales (second from left) and Grand Circus Park in the 1920s

Grand Circus Park about 1915.

The Kresge looms behind the Hazen S. Pingree Monument on Grand Circus Park.

The Kresge, now Kales, towers over old homes on Adams shortly after being finished.

The Kales Building - then the Kresge Building - in 1922.

The Kales Building. To the left is the Hotel Tuller, which was razed in 1992.

The Kales Building in 1957

The Kresge Building in 1926. The Hotel Charlevoix can be seen to the back left.

The Kales and the Fine Arts buildings in 1919. The building between them has been demolished.

The Kales about 1920

Grand Circus Park about 1920