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Ferndale in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lux Building

22800 Woodward

 

— established 1922 —

 
The Lux Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 25, 2017
1. The Lux Building Marker
Inscription.  Originally built as a one-story building at the NE corner, and later that decade, a second story was added. On July 16, 1988, a stolen '88 Buick ran three red lights on northbound Woodward and broadsided an eastbound Pontiac at E. Nine Mile Rd. The force of the impact was so great it cut the Pontiac in half. The back half of the car, with the gas tank attached, crashed through the Lux Building and burst into flames. Damage was so severe that the building was demolished.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1988.
 
Location. 42° 27.629′ N, 83° 8.067′ W. Marker is in Ferndale, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Woodward Avenue (State Highway 1) and Nine Mile Road. Marker is in the sidewalk on the median of Woodward Avenue on the south side of Nine Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ferndale MI 48220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ferndale Center Building (here, next to this marker); The Badder Building (here, next to this marker); The Professional Building (here, next to
Marker and Former Site of The Lux Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 25, 2017
2. Marker and Former Site of The Lux Building
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this marker); The Crow's Nest (within shouting distance of this marker); The Inter-Urban Railcar - Detroit United Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Deputy Albert Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Vincent Chin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferndale.
 
Site of the Lux Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 25, 2017
3. Site of the Lux Building
The site of the Lux Building is now Como's Restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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