Hastings Street

Hastings Street, the backbone of Black Bottom, started at Atwater, on the Detroit River. Now, there is no street sign, and the street is called Schweizer.
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Looking backwards, at the Detroit River and Canada. Looking to the left at the Renaissance Center .
In the 1930's Hastings Street and Paradise Valley were the only areas in the city where blacks were allowed to own businesses. Consequently, they became the entertainment districts of Detroit. In the 50's jazz musicians would come here to see if they were any good.
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