Tour historic Jefferson-Chalmers during Jazzin' on the River

As part of the 2016 Jazzin’ on the River event, the Southeast Waterfront Neighborhood Association (SWNA) and Jefferson East, Inc. (JEI) invite you to join us for a bus tour through historic Jefferson-Chalmers. PURCHASE BUS TOUR TICKETS HERE.

Bus tours are at 10 a.m. and noon and will feature author and president/founder of the Fairview Historical Society, Nick Sinacori. Attendees will also learn about the waterfront community’s rich automotive, bootlegging and jazz-era history.

Highlights include the Detroit canal system, the former Fisher Mansion, the Vanity Ballroom and the site of the Fox Indian Massacre. This hidden gem of Detroit is lovingly embraced by its residents for it’s beautiful greenspaces and waterfront living.

The Historic Jefferson-Chalmers Business District is one of a few early twentieth-century neighborhood commercial districts that still survive in Detroit. During the 1920s, this district along Jefferson was the center of the east-side neighborhood’s commercial, social, and cultural life. The district is unique in that two big-band era ballrooms still exist within the district: the Monticello and the Vanity Ballroom.

Come see the richness of little known treasures and enjoy an experience you won’t soon forget! Register early because seating is limited.