'The Detroit History Podcast:' Michigan Central Station -- The Ellis Island of Detroit

July 04, 2024, 8:49 AM

Michigan Central Station (Photo: Deadline Detroit)

The Michigan Central Station reopening has given Detroit a great story to tell, specifically: how we took a wreck of a building and turned it into something glorious. The Detroit History Podcast takes a dive into how the place slid into such disrepair. Spoiler alert: maybe the station is a symbol of something bigger. Times changed. Automobiles and planes obliterated the railroad industry’s vaunted position of getting people and things from here to there. A story with many moving parts, and that includes an explanation as to why only Ford Motor Company could have taken on such a vast project. -- Tim Kiska, The Detroit History Podcast

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