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State Savings Bank Building Rescued and Restored

Curbed Detroit is reporting the State Savings Bank Building has been restored and is now available for rent as an event venue. The building was in bad shape and appeared to be headed for demolition when it was purchased in 2014. The building has been restored and is now open. (The Beaux Arts structure was placed on the NRHP in 1982.)

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Orchestra Hall Celebrates 100th Anniversary

A delightful article in Curbed Detroit celebrates Orchestra Hall's 100th anniversary. Like many valued landmarks, it was once in danger of being demolished but efforts to save the classic venue resulted in a magnificent restoration. Orchestra Hall is revered as one of the world's greatest orchestral venues due to its remarkable acoustic qualities.


You can read the article here: Orchestra Hall turns 100.

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Historic Detroit Building to be Demolished for a Parking Lot

Curbed Detroit and other sources are reporting that a historical building is facing demolition to provide 12 parking spaces for a luxury condominium project. The Detroit Saturday Night Building (550 W. Fort Street) failed to receive historic status with the Detroit City Council on October 1, 2019.


Detroit Saturday Night Building.
Photo by Mark Hall.

The building was constructed in 1914 to house the offices of the Detroit Saturday Night newspaper. (The paper was published from 1907 to 1939.) The building was designed by the Detroit firm of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls (today the Smith Group.) The red brick building features several glazed terra cotta and stone decorative elements.

Preservationists are fighting the decision but the fate of the building appears to be sealed.

Sources:
Detroit Saturday Night Building to soon be demolished (Curbed Detroit newsletter.)
A closer look at the Detroit Saturday Night Building

UPDATE: Looks like curtains for the building, according to this report from WXYZ News in Detroit.

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