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Detroit Historic Preservation

Demo permits issued for multiple Cass Corridor buildings

Reports confirm that Olympia plans to demo more buildings in Cass Corridor, including the Hotel Ansonia and the Atlanta Apartments.

Palmer Park’s log cabin restoration unveiled this weekend

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.

Photos: The Corktown Neighborhood Tour

The annual Corktown Neighborhood Tour visited duplexes, single-family homes, a hostel, church, and more.

Efforts underway to protect Cass Corridor buildings from demo

The Hotel Ansonia and the Atlanta Apartments could be up next for demolition. Preservation Detroit is suggesting an interim historic designation to protect them.

United Artists Theatre Building, Hotel Eddystone, more to be rehabbed

Four renovations and new construction buildings will bring 686 residential units, 139 affordable, to Cass Corridor.

Cooley Reuse Project nears campaign goal to save historic high school

A five-year community effort to gain property control of the historic Cooley High School in northwest Detroit is moving toward its goal.

Historic Jefferson Chalmers home saved from demo, now up for sale

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

Photos: Inside the Bethel Community Transformation Center

Faith communities are working together to restore this 1922 Albert Kahn gem and turn it into a place of reconciliation and healing.

Urban Consulate finds new home in historic Mackenzie House

The organization now shares the historic Queen Anne house with Preservation Detroit.

The Grosfield Building on Michigan Avenue is falling apart

This handsome building has seen better days. Might someone be able to save it?

Brush Park Victorian, recently slated for demo, lists for $315K

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.

Jefferson Chalmers restoration snags asking price at sale

The house was restored by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the Detroit Preservation Demonstration Project. It sold for $130,000.

Learn about restoration, historic preservation this weekend

The Community Mingle is Saturday, February 25 in Building Hugger’s Eastern Market shop.

Report: New map reveals Detroit’s built character, opportunities for preservation

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.

Extraordinary West Canfield Victorian finds buyer day it hits the market

The 1874 home listed for $750,000 and went under contract the same day. Houses in this historic district rarely hit the market.

Hamtramck Stadium receives Civil Rights grant; will start rehab process

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.

See the Detroit Boat Club of the past in these historic photos

Author Michael G. Smith sent along some historic photos from the early days of the Detroit Boat Club house. Enjoy!

Revisiting the Detroit Boat Club as its renovations continue

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.

Historic Fort Wayne receives revitalizing boost from Kresge

With a grant from the Kresge Foundation, the National Park Service and the City of Detroit are teaming up to revitalize this historic landmark.

New buildings planned for the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

A 40,000-square-foot Visitors Center, an administration building, and an eco-friendly parking lot are in the works for the historic estate.

Historic restoration in Jefferson Chalmers asks $130K

The renovated bungalow is the first in the neighborhood to be restored by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.

Update: The CPA Building is safe from demolition

The city council voted unanimously to give the building an interim historic designation.

Why should we save the CPA Building?

What do older buildings mean to the neighborhood and to preservationists? And how did we get to this point?

Corktown’s CPA Building could face wrecking ball soon

A demo permit was pulled for the structure, which has been abandoned for years. Many think it would/could be redeveloped.

CPA Building seeks interim historic designation to avoid demolition

The fate of this building could be determined at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is now a National Historic Landmark

The Department of the Interior has designated this grand estate on Lake St. Clair as one of ten new National Historic Landmarks.

The Senate Theater is raising money to preserve its future

The Detroit Theater Organ Society is raising funds to keep the Senate Theater open. It’s home of the original Fisher Theater Wurlitzer Organ.

Virtual Reality could help future generations see the Heidelberg Project

Isobar is using 3D capture and virtual reality technology to help others experience the Heidelberg Project for years to come.

Write A House expands into North End, announces fundraiser at Herman Kiefer

The program, which awards renovated houses to emerging writers, is raising funds for new property in the North End.

Book Tower Updates: Renovation could total $400M

Much of the exterior needs to be restored and rebuilt, and it will be one of the biggest renovations in the city.

Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood named Michigan’s first National Treasure

The restoration of the Vanity Ballroom will be the centerpiece in revitalization efforts.

What should happen to the National Theatre?

Can this Albert Kahn-designed building be saved?

David Stott Building Updates: Exterior cleaning and renovations underway

The skyscraper could be open again by fall 2018.

Poll: Vote for the most beautiful street in Detroit

It’s your turn to vote. Which street is the most beautiful in the city?

Which massive renovation are you looking forward to the most?

Welcome to Friday Open Threads. We want to hear from you! Which historic property do you want to see brought back?

Exclusive: Rare photos inside the original Fisher Theatre

Inside the Mayan-influenced Fisher Theatre of 1928, with original pictures from the architects Graven & Mayger.

Metropolitan Building hotel redevelopment moving forward

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.

Save this 135-year-old Oakland County farmhouse from demolition

With a reasonable offer and ability to move it, this house could be yours.

Palmer Park’s Log Cabin to receive $400K restoration from the city

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.