Detroit's rebirth is a hot topic, both in local and international news. Its "comeback" narrative is one that appeals to many and we all love watching as the city returns to prominence, to that beloved moniker, Paris of the Midwest.
But, to understand its recent renaissance, it helps to know the city's rich history.
Through these photo montages, one get can get a sense of not only the work that has been done, but the work that remains to be done.
Editorial interns Mallary Becker and Malak Silmi contributed to this slideshow.