Aeroplane View Michigan Central Terminal, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1915

Summary

In 1913, the Michigan Central Railroad moved its Detroit operations to a new facility on the city's west side. The $2.5 million complex included a grand Beaux-Arts station, inspired by ancient Roman baths, and an adjoining 18-story office tower. Following World War II, the station's fortunes declined in tandem with those of passenger trains. It hosted its last train in 1988.

In 1913, the Michigan Central Railroad moved its Detroit operations to a new facility on the city's west side. The $2.5 million complex included a grand Beaux-Arts station, inspired by ancient Roman baths, and an adjoining 18-story office tower. Following World War II, the station's fortunes declined in tandem with those of passenger trains. It hosted its last train in 1988.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1915

Subject Date

circa 1915

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.9.23.381

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.438 in

Width: 5.438 in

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