Detroit Now & Then: Revival

Orchestra Hall Lobby, 1970 and 2013

Renovation of Orchestra Hall took 20 years, cost $6.8M dollars, and involved the efforts of a dedicated community of music enthusiasts. When it reopened in 1989, Orchestra Hall marked the rebirth of not just a historic music venue, but that of a long-neglected section of midtown.

Original photo: October, 1970. Library of Congress
Current photo: November, 2013