Forgotten Detroit
Book-Cadillac Hotel

Following the demolition of the J.L. Hudson's Building, the Book-Cadillac Hotel became the largest abandoned building downtown. The hotel offered 1200 guest rooms and some of the most amazing spaces in the city. It is the supreme symbol of 1920's Detroit's wealth and optimism.

Unfortunately beauty and size could not prevent eventual closure. Vacant for 20 years the building was heavily vandalized. However, the building's beauty and size also prompted successful efforts in the 2000s to restore the building, which once again reigns as Detroit's finest hotel.

Copyright 1999 - 2011, David Kohrman
Last updated on February 19, 2011