Aided by a federal land grant, the real estate market in the 19th century Detroit roared to life.
William Banks created WGPR-TV in Detroit, the nation’s first black-owned station, giving the black community access to the airwaves.
By creating ideas seemingly out of thin air, Bill Lear helped perfect the first successful car radio.
The Ford Rotunda was the nation's fifth most popular tourist attraction until a fire consumed it.
The Buhl Building in downtown Detroit served as a secret repository for financing armament production in the lead-up to World War II.
Taking on gas and electric monopolies, along with political corruption, Detroit Mayor Hazen S. Pingree led the city of out darkness.
The Cadillaqua festival in 1912 showcased Detroit’s love of aquatic sports, along with its penchant for fireworks — be it pyrotechnics or political scandals.
Long before the automotive industry roared to life, shipbuilders were a dominant force in Detroit.
Detroit's Uniroyal plant helped put the world on wheels before succumbing to technology and age. But the gunk and crud remained - until now.
Eber Brock Ward, Detroit’s first industrialist and first multimillionaire, had an early hand in steelmaking, railroads, lumber, ships, and bridges until lower-cost competitors prevailed.
As Chevrolet Division of General Motors turns 100, the genius of its namesake, a Swiss-French immigrant, share in a celebration.
It was called Cadillaqua Week, and in the summer of 1912, it was intended to make Detroit the water sports capital of America. The four-day, $200,000 extravaganza held on the Detroit River celebrated the city’s founding on July 24, 1701.