We've banged out a whole bunch of blog posts about 2051 Rosa Parks (the site for Curbed Detroit HQ) before, but we were quite delighted to learn the strange history of a house lodged in the middle of this former metal foundry building via a local Corktown History blog. Author Paul Szewczyk (who did NOT move to the hood for urban exploration or pulled pork sandwiches, fwiw) even dug up a danged Sanborn map! The house he discovers was built sometime around 1873, and around 1914, the nearby architecture starting encroaching, with the full house swallow evident by a 1921 map.
· Buried Treasure [Corktown History]
· Scouting Skylit Spaces in Former Foundry at 2051 Rosa Parks [Curbed Detroit]
· Detroit's Trendiest Hood Gets Theater to Go Along With an Already Overwhelming List of Other New Stuff [Curbed Detroit]
· Sprawling Space in Corktown Bought! Expect Major Makeover [Curbed Detroit]
· Rosa Parks foundry building erupts with incubator, retail activity [Model D]