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The 'newer' Belle Isle Casino, which dates back to 1908. Don't tell me, lemme guess, Albert Kahn designed it, right? Click the pic for a LARGER view, then scroll down for more...
A postcard of the existing Belle Isle Casino. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
The old Belle Isle Casino, which dates back to ? Anyone know? Leigh Stewart wrote: I was on your website & saw you didn't have the date of Belle Isle's 1st casino. Just wanted to let you know, it was built in 1886. Thanx Leigh!
The old Belle Isle Boat Club which is still in use.
The Anna Scripps Whitcomb conservatory. I heard a lot of birds chirping here. The Aquarium can be seen to the right. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
The Belle Isle Police Station covered in snow.
The snow-covered statue of Civil War General Alpheus Starkey Williams on Belle Isle, which dates back to 1921. The inscription (which vandals once foolishly defaced with spray-paint) reads: Major General Alpheus Starkey Williams. 1810-1878. Hero of two wars. Judge. Editor. Postmaster. Diplomat. Member of Congress. An untiring servant of the people. An honor to the City of Detroit. The Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States and citizens of Detroit have erected this tribute to the valor and abilities of Alpheus S. Williams, Lieut-Colonel, First Michigan Infantry Volunteers in the War with Mexico. Brig.-General and Brevet Maj. General United States Volunteers in the Civil War. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
I snapped this before I realized it was a bathroom.
Looking across the river from Belle Isle.
Looking across the river again from Belle Isle.
The Nancy Brown Peace Carillon on Belle Isle.
The Belle Isle Stable reduced to rubble. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
A building which appears to be a water pumping station is enjoying a needed restoration.
The first of several shots of the Scott Fountain on Belle Isle. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
More Scott Fountain on Belle Isle. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
Scott Fountain on Belle Isle. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
Scott Fountain on Belle Isle. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
Scott Fountain on Belle Isle. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
Scott Fountain on Belle Isle. Click the pic for a LARGER view.
Scott Fountain on Belle Isle. Click the pic for a LARGER view.

Belle Isle and Scott Fountain