Detroit Historic Preservation
Reports confirm that Olympia plans to demo more buildings in Cass Corridor, including the Hotel Ansonia and the Atlanta Apartments.
The historic 132-year-old log cabin has a new cedar shingle roof, restored stained glass windows, and more. It will be open to the public for two events June 24-25.
The Hotel Ansonia and the Atlanta Apartments could be up next for demolition. Preservation Detroit is suggesting an interim historic designation to protect them.
Four renovations and new construction buildings will bring 686 residential units, 139 affordable, to Cass Corridor.
A five-year community effort to gain property control of the historic Cooley High School in northwest Detroit is moving toward its goal.
The house was the family home of Dr. Albert Henry Johnson, the third African American graduate from the Detroit College of Medicine and one of the founders of Dunbar Hospital, the first African American non-profit hospital in Detroit
Faith communities are working together to restore this 1922 Albert Kahn gem and turn it into a place of reconciliation and healing.
The organization now shares the historic Queen Anne house with Preservation Detroit.
This handsome building has seen better days. Might someone be able to save it?
This house, built in the 1870s, was on the demo list a couple years ago. Brush Park residents saved it, and now it’s up for sale for $315,000.
The house was restored by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the Detroit Preservation Demonstration Project. It sold for $130,000.
From the Atlas of ReUrbanism, we can see in red where there’s a higher concentration of older, smaller mixed-use buildings, which adds to the overall character of the city.
The 1874 home listed for $750,000 and went under contract the same day. Houses in this historic district rarely hit the market.
The stadium is one of the few remaining Negro League stadiums in the country. The $50,000 grant will go towards planning and assessing the current site.
Author Michael G. Smith sent along some historic photos from the early days of the Detroit Boat Club house. Enjoy!
The current building, built in 1902, has been undergoing renovations since we last visited. Here’s a look inside the historic structure and an idea of what’s next for the building.
With a grant from the Kresge Foundation, the National Park Service and the City of Detroit are teaming up to revitalize this historic landmark.
A 40,000-square-foot Visitors Center, an administration building, and an eco-friendly parking lot are in the works for the historic estate.
The renovated bungalow is the first in the neighborhood to be restored by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.
A demo permit was pulled for the structure, which has been abandoned for years. Many think it would/could be redeveloped.
The fate of this building could be determined at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
The Department of the Interior has designated this grand estate on Lake St. Clair as one of ten new National Historic Landmarks.
The Detroit Theater Organ Society is raising funds to keep the Senate Theater open. It’s home of the original Fisher Theater Wurlitzer Organ.
Isobar is using 3D capture and virtual reality technology to help others experience the Heidelberg Project for years to come.
The program, which awards renovated houses to emerging writers, is raising funds for new property in the North End.
The restoration of the Vanity Ballroom will be the centerpiece in revitalization efforts.
The skyscraper could be open again by fall 2018.
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Inside the Mayan-influenced Fisher Theatre of 1928, with original pictures from the architects Graven & Mayger.
Metropolitan Hotel Partners, a joint venture between Detroit-based Means Group and Roxbury Group, announced the acquisition of The Metropolitan Building from the DDA. The Element Hotel should open in Summer 2018.
With a reasonable offer and ability to move it, this house could be yours.
The 130-year-old cabin will serve as a community center in the park, offering educational programming, as well as serving as a backdrop for weddings and other events. The initial stabilization work should be done this fall.