When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures.

Detroit history

Uncover the fascinating history of Detroit and its impact on American culture. Discover the iconic landmarks, influential figures, and significant events that have shaped this vibrant city.
7 Places Around Detroit With Mob Stories Detroit History, Organized Crime, Detroit Michigan, Iconic Landmarks, Rift, Isle, Born, Building, Places

Walking casually past many of the buildings and sites in Detroit, you’d never know they hold a violent past. However, many of the city’s iconic landmarks and attractions have had their own brush with organized crime. The Mafia and its rivals, notably the Purple Gang, had their favorite haunts and places where they committed terrible […]

Mark Grumblatt
Abandoned Detroit street before and after. It's so sad to see all of those beautiful houses gone. Abandoned Mansion For Sale, Abandoned Detroit, Abandoned Mansions, Abandoned Buildings, Old Buildings, Abandoned Places, Detroit History, Little Paris, Historical Images

Detroit hasn’t elected a white mayor since 1970. That was Roman Gribbs, a Democrat. Gribbs served as an assistant prosecutor from 1956 to 1964 and as sheriff of Wayne County in 1968 and 1969 before deciding to run for mayor. Gribbs was mayor for one term, declining to seek re-election. Following Gribbs was Mayor […]

Helen Cady