Detroit Historical Buildings

Photographic and Historical Record of Detroit’s Dissolving Outdoor Advertisements

Detroit outdoor advertising wall signs are nearly gone.

Most of the architectural canvas is gone too.

Uneeda Biscuit was incredibly successful on the East Coast with the original idea of wall advertising. Uneeda Biscuit was the first product of the National Biscuit Company (NBC, now Nabisco).


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Former Banks in Detroit

As Detroit continues to re-purpose architecture, especially  bank buildings, the Society of Commercial Archeology – Journal ran a one page look at buildings that were once servicing nearly every major route in Detroit.  Now most of the buildings are providing sites for churches and mosques, hardware and hair,  or simply setting empty with beautiful cut […]

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