Aquarium At Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Michigan
Chaffee & Co., Inc.
Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
c. 1940; "The Aquarium at Belle Isle Park houses a collection which includes every species of fresh water fish found in Michigan's lakes and streams and species from other inland waters throughout the country. In addition there are tropical fish, alligators, turtles, sea lions, otter and South American beaver. An educational exhibit shows the hatching of fish eggs of different species. It is considered one of the finest aquariums in the United States exhibiting fresh water fish."; both the Horticultural Building and Aquarium were designed by Albert Kahn, built 1902-1904 and opened August 18, 1904; the basement of the Aquarium functioned as a speakeasy during Prohibition; the Aquarium closed in 2005 but reopened in 2012.
Belle Isle Park (Michigan). Aquarium
Kahn, Albert, Architect
Belle Isle Park (Michigan)
Belle Isle (Michigan)
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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