13303 Linwood Street,
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Although C. Howard Crane submitted early plans for the Avalon Theater, it ended up being designed by the Chicago-based firm of Graven and Mayger, who only designed a couple of theaters in the Detroit area, including the original Mayan-Aztec inspired interior of the Fisher Theater, lost to a bland 1960’s modernization.
Built for the Wisper-Wetsman Theaters chain in 1928, the Avalon Theater was fairly large for a neighborhood house, and sat nearly 2,000.
It closed in 1967 but its organ was removed. The Avalon Theater sat crumbling away for almost another decade prior to being razed.
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