Waiting Room HDR

Sunset interior of the Michigan Central Station, Detroit.

  • Gary Elrod 8y

    Ah the shame. You can really tell the new police HQ is moving right along.
  • gault.timothy 8y


    i want nothing to happen to this building, just sit cause i like it the way it is
  • J.L. Ordaz 8y

    Oh I love this place!
  • Andrew McFarlane PRO 8y

    Hey there, I linked over to this photo from Detroit’s Michigan Central Station on a Michigan in Pictures excerpt from a book of the same name.
  • SNWEB.ORG Photography, LLC. PRO 8y

    Thanks :)
    A good read as well, a very good book.

    Seen on the Web. (?)
  • samtrak1204 7y

    The Promised Land

    My first trip out of the segregated south was in June, 1954. I was 9 years old and riding the segregated train to Detroit to meet my father and stepmother for the first time. The segregated “colored” coach was dropped at Cincinnati just across the Mason Dixon line for an integrated ride into the Motor City. After arriving at the colossal Michigan Central Depot on that bright and crispy “rise and shine” Sunday morning I entered the hushed sanctuary and stood transfixed in the warmth of the early morning sunlight streaming through the tall windows fronting the station. The chatter of clicking heels and muted conversations bounced off the walls transforming the massive waiting room into a huge echo chamber. I looked around for my father, then looked up and stared in awe at the vaulted cathedral ceiling, thinking “This is the Promised Land”.
  • Cairlinn PRO 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Diocletian Windows (Thermal Windows), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • ——————— PRO 4y

    samtrak1204 What a beautiful recounting of your experience in this building. I often pass this building and wonder what it was like in its heyday.
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