Title: 
Waiting Room In Michigan Central Station, Detroit, Mich.
Year: 
1922
Publisher: 
C. T. American Art
Type(s): 
Postcard
Identifier(s): 
R-48156
Language: 
English
Source: 
Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
Notes: 
Postmarked 1922; "The new Michigan Central Station is located near Michigan Avenue, between 15th and 17th Streets, covers twenty one acres and the total cost is $15,000,000.00 There will be 11 tracks in the station that will accommodate 135 passenger coaches. It will have all the conveniences, such as a complete drug store with special facilities for the care of invalids and change room where travelers can at nominal cost obtain shower baths and make a change of clothing. Accommodations for passengers will not be outdone by any railroad station in the World"; owned by Michigan Central Railroad, the station was designed by Warren And Wetmore and Reed And Stem; the station opened prematurely after a fire destroyed Detroit's downtown station in December 1913, and it remained in use until Amtrak service stopped in January 1988; as of 2017, the building still stands but future use is undecided; addressed to Mrs. Charles E. Washburn.
Subject(s): 
Michigan Central Station (Detroit)
Railway Stations
Railways
Warren And Wetmore, Architects
Reed And Stem, Architects
Fifteenth Street (Detroit)
Place(s): 
Detroit (Michigan)
Rights: 
Public Domain
Repository: 
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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