Motown Records in 2001, prior to demolition
Both Motown Records and the Graystone Ballroom were targeted for use as museums at different times. Regrettably, neither of those proposals transpired to honor the Jazz and Motown heritage of Detroit respectively. Had either or both come to fruition, they might have helped to cement Detroit's musical legacy. Instead, this great musical legacy stands without a dedicated visible landmark downtown.
|Graystone Ballroom, 1976|
|Graystone Ballroom in background as nearby buildings are demolished, 1976.|
|Detroit, Michigan, 1950 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, vol 2, Sheet 77|
|Buildings demolished between 1950 and 2012.|