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The largest department store in the midwest.
JL Hudson's sat vacant for over ten years.
This Detroit landmark was so large it had three 25' high basement levels.
Two and a half of the below ground levels filled with rain water.
Demolition contractors worked three weeks pumping water out with
a semi-truck sized pump, then another six months removing asbestos
from walls and heating systems.
As a child, I have a vivid remembrance of traveling from
Palmer Woods via Woodward railed street cars just to wonder at the world
renowned Hudson's Christmas display and twelfth floor toy department.
Lunch was always a must on the mezzanine.
Hudson's closed at 5:45 PM on Jan. 17, 1983.

October 24, 1998
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