The northern anchor of Detroit's greater downtown, New Center is a diverse and vibrant neighborhood that offers shopping, entertainment, and dining among landmark architecture, historic districts, and contemporary homes and businesses. Shortly after General Motors built their headquarters three miles north of downtown, the Fisher Brothers conceived the idea of a "new center" and proceeded to construct the landmark Fisher and New Center Buildings. From this initial activity in the 1920s sprung a new commercial district, a new neighborhood, and a New Center for the City of Detroit. Detroit's New Center takes readers on a journey from New Center's origins as a planned business district to its current life as a thriving area where Detroiters live, work, and play.
About the Author
Author Randall Fogelman is the Marketing Director for New Center Council, Inc., a non-profit business organization dedicated to the development and management of New Center. Fogelman holds degrees in art history and urban planning and is also the owner of the Detroit Spice Co., a product line that reflects Detroit's rich ethnic heritage.
Table of Contents
|1.||Henry Ford Hospital and Health Care in New Center||9|
|2.||General Motors Building and GM in New Center||21|
|3.||Fisher Building and the Fisher Brothers||39|
|4.||Albert Kahn and Albert Kahn Associates||49|
|5.||New Amsterdam Historic District and the Early Auto Industry||57|
|6.||Retail, Restaurants, and Hotels||67|
|7.||Living in New Center||87|
|8.||Music, Media, and Entertainment||101|
|9.||TasteFest and Other Events||111|
|10.||Recent Developments and Future Plans||123|