Have you been to the Detroit Antiques Mart?

Venture into the Antique Mart and you’ll be wandering back into early Detroit. The shop sits solidly on the service drive alongside I-75 near Grand River Avenue and its owner lives in the curious house next door. Ambling into the main door, you’ll be confronted with a labyrinth of spaces telling you about different eras in Detroit. You’ll see stained glass windows suspended (ala Sword of Damocles) above your head, and plenty of different perfectly preserved remains of yesteryear.


But my favorite section is on the 2nd floor. Climb the creaking stair and you’ll be amidst olde Detroit – because this is where all the elements of architectural salvage are piled up in bins, set on shelves like soldiers, and distributed anywhere there’s space.

I found a 1930’s milk-jug carrier for $15 (always wanted to be a milkman) – let me know what you find!

3 Comments so far

  1. Jeff (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 12:19 pm

    Do they have old metal signs and the like?

  2. Jeppy (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 12:41 pm

    They have EVERYTHING. The place is a Candy-Store for people like us.

  3. ToolBox (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 3:08 pm

    It is one of the best places to buy back all the stuff the crack heads steal off your house.

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