Ulysses S. Grant

Hotel Cadillac, circa 1895

Grand hotels of early Detroit: Cotillions, celebrities and Turkish baths

By Bill Loomis / Special to The Detroit News It was not long after the first steamboat, “Walk in the Water,” docked in Detroit in the summer of 1818 that emigrants from Europe and New England, tourists, soldiers and other visitors began pouring into the small town. By 1835 there were hundreds of newcomers daily; … Continue Reading →