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Music Hall - Photos Decor Detail

Auditorium ceiling detail shot

Front entrance detail shot

A detailed look at the curved wood paneled walls on the main floor

The theater was the brainchild of Mrs. Dodge Wilson, who traveled through Europe with her architect seeking the greatest theaters for inspiration. Her aim was to provide downtown Detroit with a theater in the same league as those in London.

Auditorium ceiling detail

Auditorium ceiling detail

Auditorium ceiling detail

Auditorium ceiling detail

A detail shot from inside the main lobby

A view at one of the four chandeliers inside the auditorium

Chandelier detail shot

Detroit's cool(ness) is being kept inside this vault at Music Hall

Front facade detail

Music Hall sign on rooftop

Music Hall is significant as one of the best examples of early Art Deco architecture in Detroit. All of the theater's architectural sculpture was designed and executed by Corrado Parducci

The façade is strictly Art Deco, complete with multicolored terra cotta.

Music Hall marquee

Marquee detail