Skaters enjoy the day on Belle Isle in this undated photo, probably from the early 20th century. (Detroit News Archives)

Skaters enjoy the day on Belle Isle in this undated photo, probably from the early century. (Detroit News Archives)

Interior of the Horticulture Building on Belle Isle. A mother and her daughters pose for a picture, taken circa early 1900s.

Interior of the Horticulture Building on Belle Isle, Detroit, MI A mother and her daughters pose for a picture, taken circa early Photo from the Library of Congress.

Ice Cutting on Belle Isle (Detroit ) for the ice industry  c. 1939

Ice Cutting on Belle Isle (Detroit ) for the ice industry c.

Relief sculpture on the William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan

This art deco lighthouse is located on the north end of Belle Isle, a large island in the Detroit River that was lanscaped by Frederick Law Olmstead. This image shows the marble carving over the door done by Geza Maroti.

Contestants of the Miss Detroit beauty pagent, posing in front of the James Scott Fountain on Belle Isle in 1935. - photo via Detroiturbex.com

Contestants of the Miss Detroit beauty pagent, posing in front of the James Scott Fountain on Belle Isle in

Ice skaters were a common sight on Belle Isle in 1915. Detroit's icy winters have been a draw for the skating set for many years, whether for recreation, entertainment, sports or competition. (Detroit News Archives)

Ice skaters were a common sight on Belle Isle in Detroit's icy winters have been a draw for the skating set for many years, whether for recreation, entertainment, sports or competition. (Detroit News Archives)

Ice Cutting on Belle Isle (Detroit ) for the ice industry  c. 1936

Ice Cutting on Belle Isle (Detroit ) for the ice industry c.

A ball of terrified fun! LOL! This giant yellow slide - Belle Isle Park

A ball of terrified fun! This giant yellow slide - Belle Isle Park

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