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MAJESTIC BLDG Detroit Majestic Bldg photo print
MAJESTIC BLDG Detroit Majestic Bldg photo print
Photo #898
(Use this photo number when ordering)
by Jan Kaulins


MAJESTIC BUILDING DETROIT photo picture photography print for sale. DETROIT MAJESTIC BLDG photo picture prints photography for sale. This sepia toned DETROIT MAJESTIC BLDG photo print is made from the professionally restored original 1961 black and white negative/print. It is a fine portrait of this historic Detroit structure that was located at Woodward Avenue at corner of Michigan Avenue. To the left of this large structure we can see the historic Book-Cadillac Hotel.

The Majestic Building was a high-rise building in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was located at 137 Woodward Avenue. The building was constructed in 1896 for the Mabley and Company department store chain and was the city's second skyscraper, following the completion of the Hammond Building. It contained 14 stories and stood at 223 feet in height. This building was designed in the Beaux-Arts style by Daniel H. Burnham & Company, and faced with terra cotta. The final construction cost of the building was $1,000,000. This was Detroit's tallest building, from its completion in 1896 until 1909, when it was overtaken by the Ford Building. Unfortunately, C. R. Mabley died before the building's completion and new owners used it solely as an office block. It was purportedly renamed the Majestic building to conform with the letter "M" (for Mabley) carved in numerous places in its facade. It was demolished in 1962 to make room for the new FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN BUILDING, which was completed in 1965.

THESE BLACK AND WHITE DETROIT PHOTO ART PRINTS ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED REPRODUCTIONS OF ORIGINAL OLD VINTAGE HISTORICAL DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE/PRINTS. THESE SEPIA TONED BLACK AND WHITE DETROIT PHOTOS ARE OFFERED FOR SALE HERE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. THEY HAVE BEEN MADE FROM ORIGINAL NEGATIVES OR ORIGINAL FIRST GENERATION PRINTS, MANY OF THEM ARE 50 YEARS OLD AND SOME DATE TO THE EARLY 1920's AND 1930's. THE RARE OLD DETROIT ORIGINAL PHOTOS AND BLACK AND WHITE NEGATIVES USED FOR THESE PRINTS HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. IT HAS TAKEN SEVERAL YEARS TO PUT THESE OFFERINGS TOGETHER ON THIS WEBSITE. MANY OF THESE PHOTOS ORIGINALLY CAME FROM OLD DEFUNCT NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE ARCHIVES, WHERE THEY WERE USED ONCE FOR A STORY AND THEN USUALLY JUST THIS ONE ORIGINAL PRINT WAS MADE AND KEPT FOR THEIR ARCHIVES. HENCE, THESE HISTORICAL IMAGES WERE NOT ORIGINALLY MADE TO BE FOR SALE, BUT WERE TO BE USED AS IMAGES FOR NEWS STORIES AS THEY UNFOLDED--MAKING THESE IMAGES EXTREMELY RARE HAVING SURVIVED SO MANY YEARS. VERY FEW OF THESE IMAGES HAVE EVER BEEN OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL NOW.

THE ORIGINAL OLD DETROIT BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY RESTOED DIGITALLY BEEN RE-MASTERED AND ALL MAJOR FLAWS, SUCH AS TEARS, SRACTCHES, MISSING PIECES, FOLDS, INK STAINS ETC. ON THESE RARE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY REMOVED AND CORRECTED AND HIGH QUALITY PRINTS OF THESE HISTORIC RARE DETROIT BLACK AND WHITE SEPIA TONED PHOTOS ARE NOW OFFERED, FOR THE FIRST TIME, ON THIS WEBSITE WWW.OldDetroitPhotos.COM . THESE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN BEAUTIFUL RESTORED AND ARTISTICALLY SEPIA TONED AND OFFERED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF INDIVIDUALLY PRINTED PHOTO PRINTS. THEY ARE READY FOR DISPLAY IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN AND ENJOY SOME VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE DETROIT HISTORY.



 

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[DETROIT CREAMERY 1908 photo picture print][STATE SAVINGS BANK Detroit 1915 photo print][CITY OF DETROIT III Great Lakes Steamer photo][WALLED LAKE Detroit Streetcar Ad photo print][Old DETROIT BICYCLE SHOP 1938 photo picture][OLYMPIA STADIUM Detroit Olympia photo print][EDGEWATER PARK Detroit Streetcar 1941 photo][NAVIN FIELD Detroit NAVIN FIELD photo print][BOBLO BOAT COLUMBIA BOBLO photo print Boblo][ABBOTT-DETROIT 1911 Vanderbilt Cup photo print][FYFES SHOES Detroit 1956 Fyfes Shoes photo][Vintage FORD ROUGE PLANT FORD ROTUNDA photo][STROHS BREWERY photo print STROHS BREWERY][WALLED LAKE Amusement Park photo picture print][Highland Park MI 1954 RKO THEATER photo print][FOX THEATER Old Detroit Fox Movie Theater Photo][MAJESTIC BLDG Detroit Majestic Bldg photo print][GOEBEL BREWING CO.  Goebel Brewery photo][COBRA P-39 Fighter Jet over Detroit 1941 photo][DETROIT INSTITUTE of ARTS 1940's photo print][GEN. DWIGHT D EISENHOWER 1952 Detroit photo][MAJESTIC BLDG Detroit demolition 1962 photo][FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN Detroit photo ][AMBASSADOR BRIDGE Construction 1929 photo][DETROIT CREAMERY DELIVERY Truck photo print][OLD GREEKTOWN Detroit photo picture print][CUNNINGHAM'S Drugs Detroit photo picture print][MOTOR CITY EXPRESS Fruehauf Trucking Detroit][HUDSON MOTOR COMPANY photo picture print][DETROIT OLYMPIA STADIUM 1947 photo picture][Old DETROIT RED STAR TRANSIT CO. photo print][DETROIT CREAMERY TRUCK 1935 photo print][OLD CITY OF DETROIT DPW TRUCK 1949 photo][BELLE ISLE CONSERVATORY 1910 photo print][Old GREEKTOWN DETROIT photo print picture][GRANDE BALLROOM Detroit photo print art picture]

The quality of the Jan Kaulins' photographic prints is much higher than we can show within limits of this web site. Slight tonal changes and blurring around the areas of strong contrast are a result of the JPEG compression process, and are not part of the high quality originals.

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