Ford Returns to Its Ancestral Home With Purchase of Detroit Landmark

Michigan Central Station, the poster child for Detroit’s urban blight, could soon become a beacon for the city’s budding regeneration after being acquired by the Ford Motor Company.

It has been exactly three decades since the last train left the Beaux-Arts monolith, which was dedicated in 1914. Located in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, the station has since festered and decayed, been stripped of many of its original fixtures, and become a den of illicit activity. No more.

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