The words Detroit Commerce Bldg. hovering above sealed
entrances marks the location of one of Detroit's vanished
department stores, People's Outfitting Company. Situated
between the Woodward and Washington Blvd. retail districts,
People's would do booming business here for many years.
While its rivals are gone and their buildings demolished
People's 12 story tower suffered a happier fate. A mid-1960's
conversion brought it back to life as an office building.
Sadly it would be a temporary reprieve as by the mid-1990's
the lights went out. Now it sits hoping third times