Thursday, April 26, 2018

Explore Detroit - W #atozchallenge

Come along with me and explore the beauty & general awesomeness of Detroit, A to Z !

I may have gotten happy taking pictures of the Wayne County Building - but can you blame me?? This place is spectacular! According to Wikipedia, it was regarded as "one of the most sumptuous buildings in Michigan" when it was built in 1902.  I can agree with that!

This building is currently empty and under renovations. A New York Investment firm bought the building in 2014 and the Wayne County Executive offices relocated to the nearby Guardian Building. 
This tablet is a tribute to 
Maj General Anthony Wayne USA
to whom as general in command - the English
surrendered this region July 11 1796
The county of Wayne was created
and named in his honor
August 15th 1796
as then the county embraced nearly all
of the present state of Michigan and portions of Ohio
Indiana Illinois and Wisconsin - including the sites of 
Milwaukee and Chicago and parts of Fort Wayne and Cleveland
erected under the auspices of the Michigan Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution

Wayne State University  shown is Old Main.  The University was founded in 1868 and offers close to 350 programs.  The campus covers 203 acres in Detroit and is the 3rd largest in Michigan. 

Windsor Detroit Tunnel  (OK, so it's the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel if you're in Canada.  In the US, it's the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel!)  It was built in 1930 and actually sits on the bottom of the Detroit River, with only 45 feet of water above it.  That's pretty shallow for those big freighters to go over!
Detroit Free Press photo
Coming home from take the Offspring to Windsor for her first 'legal' drink on her 19th birthday!
The border!


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