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

Theater District

Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour

 

— Downtown Detroit, Michigan —

 
Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
1. Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour Marker
Inscription.  Built in the "Roaring Twenties", Detroit's Theater District, surrounding Grand Circus Park, is the second largest in the world in total number of seats. Only the Broadway area in New York City is larger.

The movie palaces built in this time were lavish buildings opulently decorated with exotic detail and furnishing. the 5,000 seat Fox Theater, the largest surviving 1920's movie palace in the country, features Burmese, Indian, Hindu, Persian, and Chinese motifs.*

The Theater District includes many restored wonders including the Fox Theater, a National Historic Landmark; the Detroit Opera House, formerly known as the Capitol Theater; the Gem and Century Theaters, relocated during the construction of Ford Field; and the State Theater.

* from National Historic Landmarks statement
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 42° 20.138′ N, 83° 3.005′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Woodward Avenue, on the right when

Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
2. Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour Marker
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traveling south. Located at the Woodward side entrance to the David Whitney Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1551 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Whitney Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernor's Ginger Ale (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwin Denby Enlistment (about 600 feet away); Central United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); L. B. King and Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Ford Automobile (approx. 0.2 miles away); Statue of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women's City Club of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Top left section of marker showing Fox Theater. image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
3. Top left section of marker showing Fox Theater.
Bottom left of marker. Inside the Fox. image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
4. Bottom left of marker. Inside the Fox.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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