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L.C. Smith Terminal
Detroit Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI

The L.C. Smith Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport opened in 1957 and is scheduled to be replaced by a new one. There have been many fond memories of flights to and from this terminal over the years.

 

L.C. Smith Terminal
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

 

L.C. Smith Terminal
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

 

Over time, there have been numerous additions to the facility that in time would make it one of if not the skankiest terminal in the country.

 

In somewhat of an ironic twist, at this point as shown in these photos, nearly all the newer additions had been carved away leaving little more than the original building much as it had looked in the 1950's.

 

Escalators
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

 

In September of 2008, the new facility will open and this will be demolished. The maps and models of the new terminal on display show nothing will be where this building currently stands.

 

 

 

Modernized Corridor
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

The modernized corridor goes to the Southwest wing in case you were wondering.

Many thanks to Richard Weiss for photos and info. 04-08

 

 

L.C. Smith Terminal
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

L.C. Smith Terminal
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

L.C. Smith Terminal
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss


 

 

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