National theatre building detroit. 16 1911 as a vaudeville house. How do you feel about the fate of the national theatre. The architectural plaster molds of the detroit fox 1928 were re used on the st.
Louis fox is a stand alone theatre. The national theatre is the only survivor from detroits first theater district and the only theater known to be designed by renowned architect albert kahn. Today when it contains a bar restaurant retail space office space a parking garage and the shared coworking space cowork at the michigan.
The metropolitan building set to. Located on monroe street at farmer near greektown the national opened sept. The national theatre is the only survivor from detroits first theater district and the only surviving theater known to have been designed by renowned architect albert kahn.
The vacant blighted national theatre now owned by the city is the only known theater designed by kahn the architect who also created the fisher building and the edsel and eleanor ford house. The national theatre was built in 1911 and was located at 118 monroe street near farmer street in downtown detroits greektown district. It was constructed in 1925 and stands at 13 floors in height.
The national opened sept. The national theatre was designed in baroque beaux arts by noted detroit architect albert kahn. And is a repository of detroits rich performing arts history.
While the building has been allowed to decay it remains the last in detroit. Can the national theatre be saved. The national theatre is the oldest extant theatre in detroit and is located in detroits monroe block historic district.
Today it is the last remaining of the original vaudeville theaters in the city. This is the front exterior of the national theatre building facing monroe in downtown detroit wednesday morning december 6 2017. 16 1911 as a vaudeville house.
Kahn designed the moorish revival beaux arts hybrid national theatre in 1911 but the structure was abandoned in 1975.