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

The Detroit Free Press

 
 
The Detroit Free Press Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
1. The Detroit Free Press Marker
Inscription. Older than the state of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press began publishing as the Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer May 5, 1831. The Free Press supported the drive for statehood, helped establish the Associated Press and sent reporters to Civil War battlefields. By the time the paper moved in July 1998 to this Albert Kahn-designed building, the Free Press staff had earned eight Pulitzer Prizes.
 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S665.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.728′ N, 83° 3.254′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lafayette Boulevard and Second Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on West Lafayette Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 West Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Detroit Free Press (a few steps from this marker); The Detroit News (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Street Presbyterian Church
The Detroit News building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
2. The Detroit News building
The historical marker is just out of the frame of the picture on the right. The Detroit Free Press had offices on the ground floor of this building from 1998 to 2014.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War of 1812 Dead (approx. mile away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. mile away); Chicago Road (approx. mile away); Comerica Incorporated (approx. mile away); James A. Bailey (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Categories. Communications
 
The Detroit Free Press centennial business marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
3. The Detroit Free Press centennial business marker
(located between the left two archways)
Michigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Detroit Free Press founded in 1831 for more than 150 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contribution to the economic growth and vitality of our state.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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