A closer look at the Detroit Saturday Night building

 The Detroit Saturday Night building at 550 West Fort

The Detroit Saturday Night building at 550 West Fort

The history of the building began in 1911, when newspapermen Harry Nimmo and William Orr asked architects Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls to design a home for the Detroit Saturday Night. It opened in 1914. The newspaper moved to a larger location in 1929, but the building at 550 West Fort continued to provide office space for generations of business people.

The Detroit Saturday Night published from 1907-1939 and is now archived in the Library of Congress.

Currently threatened by demolition, you can sign our petition to help save the building, with the ultimate goal of a reactivated space at 550 West Fort.

Take a look at some current photos of the building, courtesy of Mark Hall:

Jeff Richards