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Detroit Historic Preservation

Historic church where MLK and Malcolm X spoke receives $500K grant

King Solomon Baptist church was awarded the preservation grant through the National Park Service.

Detroit Saturday Night Building to soon be demolished, turned into 12 parking spots

The building failed to get historic designation status at an October 1 session of Detroit City Council.

Preservation of Ossian Sweet home on Detroit’s east side underway

The home of the civil rights pioneer is being turned into a museum thanks to a $500,000 grant.

Historic Brush Park mansion to be saved, converted into eight apartment units

The home from 1911 has been abandoned for years and will cost around $1.8 million to restore.

Historic Eastern Market church completes restoration of steeple and bell tower

It’s the first part of a $2.5 million project to rehab St. Joseph’s Oratory.

6 Detroit buildings that almost didn’t make it

Once doomed, these incredible pieces of Detroit architecture have been saved.

Eagle on top of Hurlbut Memorial Gate struck by lightning, destroyed

Though it might be possible to recreate it.

Recognition grows for Southfield’s collection of midcentury modern homes

Northland Gardens and Plumbrooke Estates are likely to soon be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Incredible before-and-after photos of the Metropolitan Building

The transformation is astounding.

Eastern Market could become historic district, blocking potential demolitions

News comes on the heels of developer Sanford Nelson announcing demolition of a building on Russell Street

Charity game featuring Jack White brings more awareness to Negro League ballpark

Hamtramck Stadium, home of the Detroit Stars, is undergoing a preservation effort

Former home of Ulysses S. Grant moving to Eastern Market

The dilapidated building will be transformed into a museum in Eastern Market.

Inside Look: Rebuild Group’s new Milwaukee Junction digs

The marking company recently renovated a former industrial building for $2 million

Amidst affordability concerns, Eastern Market formalizes development protocols

The market’s nonprofit manager is taking steps to retain the district’s core identity

Senate Theater raising funds to install new marquee

The Detroit Theater Organ Society is hosting a bike ride and screening of ‘Easy Rider’ to support the effort

Detroit preservationists furious after demolition of Civil War-era log cabin

Once again, the Detroit Land Bank’s demo program riles residents

Explore Detroit’s razed Black Bottom neighborhood through DPL exhibition

Photos of the razed neighborhood are on display as Black Bottom Street View at the Detroit Public Library.

Sneak peek inside the Farwell Building

The Capitol Park building will reopen in 2019 after being vacant for 35 years.

Photos: The Metropolitan Building opens its doors for the first time in nearly 40 years

Another nearly-demolished downtown building has opened after an extensive restoration.

Poll: How do you feel about the fate of the National Theatre?

The facade will be repurposed as an archway in the new Monroe Blocks development.

The Metropolitan Building set to open after nearly 40 year vacancy

The elegant downtown building will reopen on Monday. The Element Hotel will open in the building by the end of the year.

Delray neighborhood set to receive its own historical archive

Author Karen Dybis is developing an archive of photos, objects, and oral histories for the Detroit neighborhood.

One of Detroit’s oldest houses is for sale

The James Smith Log Cabin, plus its neighbor, is for sale for $29,900.

Palmer Park opens Log Cabin for WinterFest

The Log Cabin will be decorated for the holidays for WinterFest on Sunday, December 9.

Michigan Central Station renovations start with winterization

The first phase of construction is underway at the old train station, as Ford has started work protecting the building from the elements.

This downtown building could be next for demo

The owners want to demo this 1914 building for surface parking.

Which recent Detroit building renovation has been your favorite?

Which restoration has been the most impressive to you?

St. Joseph Church in Detroit undergoes extensive restoration

St. Joseph Church is preparing for its next 150 years with a three-year historic restoration.

The Metropolitan Building has new windows

New glass has been placed in the historic frames of the building, which will reopen as the Element Detroit Hotel.

Rejoice! Michigan Central Station will get new windows

Ford has confirmed that they’ll replace the windows that were installed in 2015 in the old train station.

The Ilitches want to tear down another building near the arena

Olympia Development has let this building deteriorate and now they want to demolish it. It sits in the Cass Park Historic District.

Dr. Ossian Sweet house recipient of $500K Civil Rights grant

The grant will help preserve the historic site, as well as create a public visitation space.

‘Vacant not Blighted’ tour to feature east side homes, resources

The tour will offer history and information on vacant homes for sale in Jefferson-Chalmers and Riverbend, with resources for homebuyers.

Preservation Detroit to move into Temple Beth El

The preservation group is moving out of midtown and into the Albert Kahn-designed temple, now known as the Bethel Community Transformation Center.

On Detroit’s east side, the feather bowling tradition continues

The Cadieux Cafe is home to the one of the most authentic feather bowling sites in the world.

Boblo boat owners launch crowdfunding campaign to rebuild after fire

The nostalgic boat suffered a devastating fire last week. Can it be restored?

The Cass-Henry Historic District is now official

The City Council voted to create a historic district for these buildings that had been threatened with demolition.

Do you have any items from Michigan Central Station?

Ford is looking for lighting, hardware, or clocks from the train station. Do you have them? If so, here’s your chance to give them back.

Cass-Henry Historic District up for public comment

A historic district could be created to save these Olympia-owned properties.