Forgotten Detroit
National Theater

This tiny structure is one of the most beautiful and significant buildings downtown. The National Theater is the sole survivor of Detroit's original theater district. Today it stands surrounded by parking facilities.

Suffering from both the larger movie palaces and later economic downturn the National slowly declined and closed by the 70's. Presently it sits in poor but salvagable condition. It is hoped that present development nearby will touch one of downtowns faded jewels.

Copyright 1999 - 2004, David Kohrman
Last updated April 29, 2004