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Rebel Nell turned Michigan Central Station graffiti into jewelry

Graffiti that lined the walls of the old train station has been turned into a line of jewelry.

Woods Cathedral on Detroit’s west side lists for $299K

Woods Cathedral, which in recent years has hosted arts events, is now up for sale.

University District Home Tour to feature Tudors, unique midcentury home

Six homes in the University District, including this exceptional renovation, will be open for the tour.

Revealed: A thoughtful renovation of a University District Tudor

A young couple takes on a meticulous restoration of a 1927 Detroit home.

Building briefs: Park Avenue design, David Stott rents, new WSU apartments opening

The Park Avenue Building taps Kraemer Design Group for architectural and design services, and high rents are revealed for the David Stott Building reopening.

Weird Homes Tour to feature midcentury eclectic, shipping containers, lip-themed decor

Take a peek inside the Detroit homes on this weekend’s Weird Homes Tour.

True North selected as finalist for international architecture prize

The community of Quonset huts was chosen as a finalist for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize along with projects in Washington D.C., Mexico, Brazil, and Peru.

Vintage-style postcards of old and new buildings land in downtown Detroit

These free postcards are located in various downtown businesses, with restored buildings and new additions to the city included.

Tour Detroit from a Ford Model A

A new tour runs from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant to Belle Isle in a classic 1930 Ford Model A.

Detroit’s most Instagram-worthy spots

Murals, architectural beauties, and spots for sweeping skyline views make our list for Detroit’s best Instagram locales.

Tour Weird Homes in Detroit this summer

8-10 weird homes around Detroit will be open to tour on August 25.

A young couple carefully restores a midcentury Alcoa aluminum home

Only one of two of these homes in Michigan, this house had been abandoned for six years when this couple found it.

You can tour Michigan Central Station this weekend [updated]

The main floor will be open to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Michigan Central Station in 2018: A photo tour

Ford is about to start a four-year restoration of the iconic building. Here’s what it looks like right now.

Here’s what we know about Ford’s move to Detroit

News about Ford’s acquisition of Michigan Central Station and its Detroit campus is coming in fast. Here’s what we know so far.

Train station news shows how historic preservation can be a game-changer for Michigan

Since it opened in 1913, Michigan Central Station has often been the way Detroit made its first impression.

Confirmed: Ford bought Michigan Central Station

Ford is coming back to Detroit in a big way.

Albert Kahn Building in New Center sells, 200 apartments planned

Redevelopment of the 1931 building includes office and retail on the first floor, with 200 apartments above.

Indian Village Home and Garden Tour showcases historic neighborhood

One of the most popular tours in Michigan will feature six homes, plus gardens and churches June 9-10.

Inside MarxModa’s Detroit headquarters in a historic downtown building

A prominent and abandoned Albert Kahn-designed bank building has undergone an extensive three-year renovation.

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The most beautiful wedding venues in Detroit

From factories to Art Deco masterpieces to theaters, the Motor City has unique and historic options for saying, "I do."

Do you have a weird home in Detroit?

The Weird Homes Tour is coming to Detroit and it’s looking for a few more eccentric, odd, and magical homes in the city.

The Detroit Yacht Club: Restoring a Belle Isle gem

The historic building on Belle Isle continues restoration efforts.

Parducci documentary to be shown at the Masonic Temple

‘Parducci: The Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful’ will be shown at the Jack White Theatre on April 22, with the opportunity to tour his work in the Masonic Temple.

What are the most architecturally underrated buildings in Detroit?

This week, we’d like to know which buildings you love in Detroit—buildings that don’t get as much attention as the rest.

Open Thread: What places in Detroit do you still call by their old name?

You going to a show at Pine Knob this summer?

Inside the revamped Detroit Club

The private club is reopening under new ownership and after a big renovation.

True North wins top residential design award

The Quonset hut community in Detroit won The Architect’s Newspaper 2017 Best of Design Awards in the Residential/ Multi-Unit category.

Dan Gilbert snags Buhl Building downtown

Bedrock has acquired the 27-story building and parking garage in the Financial District. Reports claim that the real estate company has also acquired Harvard Square Center.


Explore the Redford Theatre, a restored Detroit movie palace

Take a video tour through one of Detroit’s true gems, the Redford Theatre.

The past, present, and future of the Hudson’s site

From plotting the land in 1805 to breaking ground on a skyscraper in 2017, we look at the history of this changing city block in downtown Detroit.

Mariners’ Church holds annual Great Lakes Memorial this weekend

The stone church near Detroit’s riverfront is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.

The Metropolitan Building gets spruced up with a power wash

This downtown gem is undergoing a restoration. Exterior improvements have started, including a much-needed power wash.

Discover Ghosts of Piquette on a special tour

This historic landmark is opening its doors for a special Secrets of Piquette tour.

DIA demolishes Barat House for parking lot

This midcentury building that was used as a inpatient psychiatric facility is being replaced for surface parking in the museum district.


Step inside the Foundation Hotel in Detroit’s former Fire Department Headquarters.

The stylish boutique hotel highlights local artists

Once headed for demo, the Park Avenue Building lists for sale

The building along Grand Circus Park has been in rough shape and faced demolition a few years ago.

Book Tower update: $313M renovation could include high-end hotel

The historic restoration will include office, retail, 95 residential units, and possibly a high-end hotel.

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The QLINE: What to see and where to visit near each stop

Your guide to museums, buildings, and landmarks to visit along the QLINE route on Woodward Avenue.