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

The Detroit News

 
 
The Detroit News Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
1. The Detroit News Marker
Inscription. On August 23, 1873 James E. Scripps began publishing The Evening News, one of the first popular, low-priced evening newspapers in Michigan. The News specialized in short, local, human interest stories. Resolutely independent, it has continuously championed political and business reform. In 1917 the enterprise moved to this building designed by Albert Kahn. By its centenary, The Detroit News had attained the largest evening circulation in America.
 
Erected 1976 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S450.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.736′ N, 83° 3.234′ 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 Free Press (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Detroit News building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
2. The Detroit News building
This marker is at the corner of the building, behind the crosswalk light and the red van.
Fort Street Presbyterian Church (about 500 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. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Detroit News Building. (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Communications
 
The Detroit News plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
3. The Detroit News plaque
One of these plaques is on each side of the main entrance.
Panel 1 at top of building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
4. Panel 1 at top of building
Mirror of the public mind. Interpreter of the public intent - troubler of the public conscience.
Panel 2 at top of building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
5. Panel 2 at top of building
Reflector of every human interest - friend of every righteous cause - encourager of every generous act.
Panel 3 at top of building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
6. Panel 3 at top of building
Bearer of intelligence - dispeller of ignorance and prejudice - A light shining into all dark places.
Panel 4 at top of building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
7. Panel 4 at top of building
Promoter of civic welfare and civic pride - Bond of civic unity - Protector of civil rights.
Panel 5 at top of building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 7, 2015
8. Panel 5 at top of building
Scourge of evil doers. Exposer of secret iniquities - Unrelenting foe of privilege and corruption.
 
 
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 157 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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