Martha Washington Theatre

10315 Joseph Campau Street,
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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Architects: Ted Rogvoy, Frank H. Wright

Firms: Rogvoy & Wright

Previous Names: Campau Theatre

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Mid `50s photo via the

Opened in 1924, the Martha Washington Theatre was given a new facade in 1938, designed by Detroit, MI based architectural firm Rogvoy & Whright. It was re-named the Campau Theatre in 1970, but closed soon afterwards.

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kathy2trips on March 10, 2009 at 5:17 am

There is now a large Wendy’s with drive-thru on that site. However, on the right of the photo linked above, the bank on the corner of Joseph Campau and Caniff still exists, as well as the white-tiled hamburger stand next to the bank.

The block on the opposite side of the street remains intact, though badly in need of historically appropriate renovation and repair.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 23, 2021 at 10:35 am

An item in the November 19, 1938 issue of Boxoffice noted renovation projects at several Detroit area neighborhood houses, all planned by the architectural firm of Wright & Rogvoy. This house was one of them: “Max Mantueffel’s Martha Washington will have a new front.”

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