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Demolition begins on Detroit’s Saturday Night Building to make room for 12 parking spots

Demolition begins at Saturday Night Building.
Demolition begins at Saturday Night Building. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Demolition has started on Detroit’s Saturday Night Building after City Council decided against a historic designation for it earlier this year.

The demolition was planned to make room for a surface parking lot, consisting of 12 parking spots.

Some background on the building from Preservation Detroit:

The history of the building began in 1911, when newspapermen Harry Nimmo and William Orr asked architects Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls to design a home for the Detroit Saturday Night.

It opened in 1914. The newspaper moved to a larger location in 1929, but the building at 550 West Fort continued to provide office space for generations of business people.

The Detroit Saturday Night published from 1907-1939 and is now archived in the Library of Congress.


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