THE MILLION-DOLLAR COURTROOM at the DETROIT FEDERAL BUILDING [Detail]

THE MILLION-DOLLAR COURTROOM at the DETROIT FEDERAL BUILDING [Detail]

THE MILLION-DOLLAR COURTROOM at the DETROIT FEDERAL BUILDING [Detail]

231 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Originally located in the Old Detroit Federal Building, built 1890-1898; demolished 1931; James H. Windrim, architect; Peter Dederichs, construction superintendent

Transplanted to the present Detroit Federal Building, 1932-1934; Robert O. Derrick, Inc., architects

Sources: Detroit Free Press, March 28, 1889, pg. 1, Oct. 18, 1931, pg. 43, Dec. 3, 1931, pg. 9, Jan. 3, 1932, pg. 9, Oct. 13, 1932, pg. 1 and April 23, 1934, pg. 1 + Detroit News, Feb. 25, 1892, pg. 8, March 24, 1892, pg. 1, Nov. 21, 1892, pg. 8, May 10, 1894, pg. 5, May 20, 1894, pg. 3, Aug. 12, 1894, pg. 5, June 13, 1896, pg. 5, May 4, 1897, pg. 1, Sept. 20, 1897, pg. 1, Nov. 24, 1897, pg. 5, Nov. 25, 1897, pg. 6 and Dec. 16, 1897, pg. 5 + “The Buildings of Detroit: A History” W. Hawkins Ferry [Wayne State University Press, 1968] pg. 133, 160 + https://historicdetroit.org/buildings/federal-building

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Dale Carlson

Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

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