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How Corktown Wiped Out Half the Buildings on Michigan Ave.

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Corktown blogger Paul Szewczyk, long considered the god of finding historical photos of Detroit, weaves a sad tale of buildings demolished in the 1930s. The kicker? That the 19th century architecture on the south side of Michigan Ave was taken down as part of a street widening program called the "Super-Highway System"— a comprehensive plan that would integrate both automobiles and light rail. Ouch.
· The Widening of Michigan Avenue [Corktown History Blog]

Corktown Historic District

Wabash St., Detroit, MI 48216