Detroit History


Detroit has a rich and fascinating history.The city was founded in 1701 when French Explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac landed in what is now the Civic Center area.Despite the great fire of 1805 that destroyed nearly all of Detroitís historic sites and the more recent late 20th Century economic hardships, historical significance can be found in every corner of the city.






African American Heritage

Automotive Heritage

Forgotten Landmarks

Hines Drive






Historic Neighborhoods

Historic Sites

Mansions & Great Estates




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