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Michigan Building

Identification

Michigan Building
Bagely Avenue Building
Michigan Theatre Building
118515

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
granite
terra-cotta
applied masonry
light gray
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office parking
restaurant bar

Facts

  • The theater ceased operations after its last closing in 1976 under the name of The Michigan Palace. Only the office building is still in use.
  • After the closing of the theater, the office tenants were threatening to leave unless they recieved adequate parking. To keep them, the owner had the theater gutted and converted into a parking structure.
  • Upon its completion the theater could seat 4,038 patrons.
  • The Michigan Building occupies the site where Henry Ford built his first car, the Quadricycle, in 1896.

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Location

220-238 Bagley Street
201 Middle Street, 501-599 Clifford Street
224 Bagley Street
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

164.00 ft
13
1925

Involved Companies

Rapp & Rapp
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