A fascinating feature of the Cultural Center is the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. Opened in 1921 and expanded in ... More
Detroit Public Library
A fascinating feature of the Cultural Center is the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. Opened in 1921 and expanded in 1963, the library is made of white Vermont marble. Designed by Cass Gilbert, architect of the US Supreme Court building, the building is in Italian Renaissance style. Murals and stained glass add to the grand effect. The main part of the library has a wide range of books and documents. It also houses special collections, including the Ernie Harwell Collection, E.Azalia Hackley Collection and the Burton Historical Collection, a wealth of local history and genealogical information.
Few cities have anything this splendid: an island park of nearly 1000 acres (404.68 hectares). Accessible by a vehicle bridge
only ten minutes' drive from downtown, Belle Isle has been a favorite place of refuge and recreation for 150 ...
The world's largest museum of African American history and culture, this impressive building opened in 1997 and is named after
the local doctor and activist who first established it. With 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Charles H. ...
In the lean years when downtown Detroit was moribund, Greektown was the only place alive at night, so it's only
fitting now that as Detroit revives, Greektown is the place to be. What once was one block of nearly ...