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Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Music Hall

 
 
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By Pat Filippone, September 26, 2015
1. Music Hall Marker
Inscription. Originally called the Wilson Theatre, this building was completed in 1928 with funds provided by Matilda Wilson (Mrs. Alfred G.), William E. Kapp of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls, an architectural firm whose works dominated the city's skyline of the 1920's, designed this ArtDeco style edifice. Terra-cotta Greek masks adorn the exterior, and elaborate molded plaster and stenciling complement the interior. The Theatre's purpose of offering legitimate productions was initially fulfilled, but during the Depression its lights dimmed except for sporadic occasions. From 1946 to 1949, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra occupied the structure which was renamed Music Hall. Area residents came here in the 1950s and 1960s to see Cinerama and other films. Now the home of the Music Hall Center and the Michigan Opera Theatre, Music Hall is restored to its original use and appearance.
 
Erected by Michigan History Division, Department of State.
 
Location. 42° 20.236′ N, 83° 2.765′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Madison Street just west of Brush Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Germantown (about 400
Music Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, September 26, 2015
2. Music Hall Marker
feet away, measured in a direct line); The Harmonie Club (about 400 feet away); Henry the Hatter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edwin Denby Enlistment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Statue of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary's Rectory (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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