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The most beautiful interiors in Detroit, mapped

16 Detroit spaces that take our breath away.

How Detroit neighborhoods got their names

The origin stories behind 12 of the city’s best-known neighborhoods.

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A tour of Detroit's baseball stadiums past and present

Taking a look back at over 130 years of Detroit baseball history.

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Detroit’s Art Deco masterpieces, mapped

From skyscrapers to theaters, here are some of the most beautiful Art Deco buildings in the Motor City.

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Detroit’s best hotels for architecture and design lovers

Visiting Detroit soon? We’ve mapped 13 very different choices for where to stay in the Motor City.

Inside the redevelopment of a church-turned-coffee shop near Boston-Edison

The historic church, which was right near the epicenter of the ‘67 Uprising, recently got an attractive renovation.

Ilitches provide update and rare look inside Eddystone Hotel redevelopment

After years of delay, work has finally begun on the nearly 100-year-old building in the District Detroit.

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The 13 most senseless building demolitions in Detroit

These old buildings once housed operas, art, and retail. Now, the land is home to parking lots, freeways, and an IHOP.

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Mapping all the stalled, troubled, and dead developments in Detroit

These 18 projects may not materialize.

The ultimate guide to Detroit City FC and Keyworth Stadium

Everything you need to know about Detroit and Hamtramck’s soccer team.

Restoration work begins on Fisher Building’s exterior and entrances

Much-needed facade work will soon be done on the largest marble-clad commercial building in the world.

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Prohibition in Detroit: Mapping the city’s speakeasies and smuggling spots

As a border town with easy access to Canada, the city served as a funnel for illicit booze. Here are the most notorious sites in the Detroit area.

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Detroit’s essential civil rights sites, mapped

From the Underground Railroad to equal housing rights, Detroit has long played an important role in the nation’s civil rights movement.

Tour the grandeur of Michigan Central Station in 17 historic photos

Detroit’s grandest transit depot has an exciting future, but here’s what it looked like in its heyday.

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Michigan Historical Markers in Detroit you never knew existed

There’s 146 markers in Detroit. And while you may be aware of plaques on Motown and the Ford Piquette Plant, there’s many more that deserve recognition.

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16 dormant buildings in Detroit awaiting life

An incredible number of historic buildings have been redeveloped in recent years, but there’s still plenty of left worth saving. Here are the ones we’d most like to see.

Lease space in this Detroit townhome from another era

Owners of the Beaubien House, built in 1851, are looking for a commercial tenant to occupy the building.

Detroit moves forward with plans to get historic Fort Wayne redeveloped

The city will soon issue a request for information seeking development partners.

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Detroit's new residential developments, mapped

Here are 22 big residential projects underway in Detroit right now.

New Center developers buy former WJBK building for $2.6M

Adam Lutz and Matthew Sosin are already partnering on redevelopment of the Albert Kahn Building across the street.

Resources for renovating your historic Detroit home

Thinking of renovating your home this year? Here are some resources to get you through it.

Curbed Detroit’s most popular stories of 2019

Check out the most-read articles from the past year.

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Mapping the 12 biggest redevelopments underway in Detroit

These buildings are getting ready for their next act.

Curbed Detroit’s best longreads of 2019

Articles on affordable housing, beautiful renovations, the legacy of Detroit’s black architects, and more.

The 10 most Detroit things that happened in Detroit in 2019

Detroit was its crazy, fun, controversial self this past year

Olympia announces $25M renovation of Women’s City Club building downtown

Co-working hub Spaces will occupy 47,000 square feet of space in the historic building.

10 redevelopments that shaped Detroit over the last 10 years

The defining trend of the 2010s is undoubtedly the reclamation of Detroit’s vacant historic buildings.

Historic District Commission denies Lafayette Towers proposal to build fence

Management said the fence, which would have blocked access to the park, was necessary to ensure resident safety.

How these Detroit neighborhoods got their unique names

From Piety Hill to Northwest Goldberg, here are the origin stories for seven Detroit neighborhoods.

A look inside the riverfront’s Elevator Building post-renovation

Next Cities bought the building last year for $2.1 million.

Check out the amazing turnaround of a Second Empire home on Vinewood Street

The home, which dates all the way back to 1877, once seemed destined for demolition.

Who’s behind the ‘Old Western Market’ sign outside Corktown?

We got in touch with the couple looking to resurrect the old market, demolished in the mid-1960s.

HUD denies recommending demolition of United Artists Theatre

But the State Historic Preservation Office and a major financier still don’t think it should be saved.

East Ferry home comes with history, style, and $379K price tag

This Queen Anne was once owned by J.L. Hudson.

United Artists Building developer looks to demolish historic theater

The demo would be part of a $56 million redevelopment of the attached office building into 148 apartments.

Group looks to bring live music back to Belle Isle

Prior to the 1980s, music used to be a regular attraction on Detroit’s island park, especially at the Remick Band Shell.

A look inside the recently redeveloped State Savings Bank

The spectacular Beaux-Arts building downtown was saved by Bedrock and opened as an event space this year.

Bust of former Michigan governor rediscovered at DIA after 93 years

John J. Bagley’s likeness sat at a prominent spot in Campus Martius until 1926.

The Schvitz to undertake major restoration of upstairs ballroom

The historic bath house in the North End got a $40,000 Motor City Match grant for the work.