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Renowned Woodward Avenue Offers Diverse Amenities

Historic Woodward Avenue traverses our city. What makes Woodward Avenue renowned? An avenue of theatre, art, entertainment and sports, it is also the birthplace of the automobile industry and home to:

The world’s first…

  • three-color traffic signal
  • mile of concrete highway

The nation’s first…

  • nationally prominent civil rights group (1889)
  • Afro-American League

Michigan's first…

  • Colored Regiment (1863)
  • Capitol building

To learn more about the rich history and efforts to promote businesses throughout the Woodward corridor, please visit  the Woodward Avenue Action Association