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  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Belcrest Apartment and Hotel.

    The Belcrest apartment Hotel located at 5440 Cass Avenue. Charles N. Agree Architect built 1926. A photograph of the Belcrest’s entrance and exterior is located in the lower right corner of image and a floor plan in upper left corner. The Belcrest, as illustrated on this page, is twelve stories in height above the basement. It is built of reinforced concrete, fireproof construction throughout, and finished on the exterior with pressed brick and terra cotta trim. It contains 396 rooms and 135 bat…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Belcrest Apartment and Hotel.

    The Belcrest apartment Hotel located at 5440 Cass Avenue. Charles N. Agree Architect built 1926. Image of the lobby of the Belcrest

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Belcrest Apartment and Hotel.

    The Belcrest apartment Hotel located at 5440 Cass Avenue. Charles N. Agree Architect built 1926. Two images are presented of the interior of the Belcrest. The upper is of the lobby and the lower is of the lounge.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Bonstelle Theatre

    Originally Temple Beth-El this image is a street view of the building when it was still a place of worship. Albert Kahn Architect, 1903, alterations by C. Howard Crane, 1925.

  • A group of men in the Frosh-Soph Games climb a poll in the 1920s on Belle Isle.

    Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

  • Shoes, 1920-1930

    It is likely that Mrs. Firestone used these shoes for travel, walking or casual wear in the 1920s. Born in Decatur, Illinois in 1897 Elizabeth Parke married Harvey S. Firestone Jr., son of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey S. Firestone, in 1921.Once described by a friend as, "the most luxurious woman in the history of luxury," Elizabeth Parke Firestone's clothing collection illustrates her impeccable taste in fashion.

  • Shoes, 1920-1930

    Comfortable dress pumps worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone in the 1920s. They were surely custom made to match a specific dress, now gone. Born in Decatur, Illinois in 1897 Elizabeth Parke married Harvey S. Firestone Jr., son of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey S. Firestone, in 1921.Once described by a friend as, "the most luxurious woman in the history of luxury," Elizabeth Parke Firestone's clothing collection illustrates her impeccable taste in fashion.