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    Sunset interior of the Michigan Central Station, Detroit.

    army.arch, Gradys Kitchen, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Gradys Kitchen 87 months ago | reply

      Ah the shame. You can really tell the new police HQ is moving right along.

    2. gault.timothy [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

      beautiful

      i want nothing to happen to this building, just sit cause i like it the way it is

    3. JAVA1888 86 months ago | reply

      Oh I love this place!

    4. farlane 83 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. SNWEB.ORG Photography, LLC. 83 months ago | reply

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

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    6. samtrak1204 73 months ago | reply

      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”.

    7. Cairlinn 46 months ago | reply

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

    8. marrick43215 34 months ago | reply

      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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