Aquarium And Horticultural Hall, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich.



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Aquarium And Horticultural Hall, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich.
Date: 1910
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
Notes: c. 1910; the Horticultural Building and Aquarium on Belle Isle, Michigan were designed by Albert Kahn, built 1902-1904, and opened August 18, 1904; the basement of the Aquarium functioned as a speakeasy during Prohibition; now called the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory or the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Horticultural Building still stands; the Aquarium closed in 2005 but reopened in 2012; photograph stuck on back seems unrelated.
Subject(s): Belle Isle Park (Michigan). Horticultural Building
Belle Isle Park (Michigan). Conservatory
Belle Isle Park (Michigan). Aquarium
Prohibition
Belle Isle Park (Michigan)
Kahn, Albert, Architect
Greenhouses
Parks
Place(s): Belle Isle (Michigan)
Detroit (Michigan)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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