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Bus terminals were often attractive as well as practical. Many terminals of the 1930s and 1940s sported streamlined facades—the height of modernity during this time. The streamlined exterior of the Detroit terminal and its first floor layout are shown in these images. This busy terminal handled bus traffic from two formerly rival bus lines—Greyhound and Blue Goose—by this time both owned by Greyhound. These illustrations appeared in a 1941 book, “Modern Bus Terminals and Post Houses,” that featured photographs and floor plans of 45 recently-built bus terminals from around the country. THF.108459 Gift of William Luke.

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