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:
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.