Theater Palaces Tour, Saturday August 27th

Woodward Spine © 2011 - United Artists Theater Building


By Jeffrey Buck

Do you like history? Do you like Detroit? Would you like to learn more about Detroit’s long history of theaters?

If you answered yes to any of these then you should definitely check out Preservation Wayne’s Annual Theater Palaces Tour Saturday, August 27th. I’ve actually never taken this tour but have it on my list but it’s only once a year so I suggest doing it if you can. The cost of the tour is $45 but it also includes a boxed lunch at the Detroit Opera House.

If you are interested, please contact Preservation Wayne:

Preservation Wayne
4735 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone          (313) 577-3559
Event Hotline     (313) 577-7674
Fax         (313) 577-7666

Map & Directions

Preservation Wayne is located on the second floor of the historic David Mackenzie House at 4735 Cass Avenue in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood.

The David Mackenzie House is on the west side of Cass, between Forest and Hancock, two blocks south of the Wayne State University campus and one block west of Woodward Avenue. We are directly south of the historic Hilberry Theater.

In lieu of subway or light rail service, local DDOT and regional SMART bus stops are conveniently located on Cass, Warren and Woodward avenues. Freeway access to M10 (Lodge), I-75 (Fisher), I-94 (Ford), and I-96 (Jeffries) is also nearby. Free parking is available on the street; secure parking is available in the lot across Cass Avenue.

Here is a little information on Preservation Wayne via their website:

Preservation Wayne is Detroit’s oldest and largest architectural preservation organization. As the first Detroit recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Honor Award, we have been working to honor Detroit’s rich architectural heritage since 1975. Over the last three decades, the scope of Preservation Wayne has grown to encompass the entire city, from historic homes to skyscrapers to sites of cultural significance. Please join us to ensure that Detroit’s history is protected and celebrated for generations to come.

Preservation Wayne offers many other walking tours on select days of the week. For a full list of current tours please click here for the flyer.

About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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2 Responses to Theater Palaces Tour, Saturday August 27th

  1. James says:

    Already Sold Out.
    (it’s on their main page)

  2. Marion says:

    Thanks for the Theatre Tour mention! We have one ticket left!

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