On Dec. 26, 2013, the Detroit Free Press marked the 100th anniversary of the Michigan Central Station in Detroit with a series of articles and photo galleries on its website.
The station was rushed into service on Dec. 26, 1913 after a fire severely damaged the station it was scheduled to replace.
The Beaux Arts building sits just off Michigan Ave, west of downtown Detroit and has been closed since 1988 with the last Amtrak train serving the adjacent passenger platform in 1994.
Since 1996, the property has become severely neglected and it has gained international notoriety as an example of a modern ruin which attracts thousands of tourists per year.
The articles exam the history of the station and its future. Here are links:
- After a century, Michigan Central train station’s last stop is limbo
- Time line: Key dates in the life of Michigan Central Station
- Michigan Central Station … By the numbers
- Dan Austin: Hope must outweigh odds for saving Detroit’s Michigan Central Station
- Tom Zoellner: Imagine what Michigan Central Station could be with high-speed rail
- Photo Gallery: The Michigan Central Station as it stands today
- Photo Gallery: The Michigan Central Station in 1982
- Postcards of the Michigan Central Station
- 360 degree view inside main hall of Michigan Central Station