$676K in work coming to MCS
Jun. 10, 2014
Multiple sources, including from within City Hall, have confirmed our initial report that the Moroun family has pulled permits for $676,000 in work at Michigan Central Station in #Detroit.
Permits include installation of a 9,000-pound capacity freight elevator inside the old smokestack mechanical shaft and safety improvements such as railings on interior staircases. JC Beal Construction Inc. reported general contractor. Quinn Evans Architects reported architectural firm.
The elevator is said to help speed up the installation of more windows on the building.
Stay tuned. Learn more about the train station here:
Another one bites the dust
May. 11, 2014
Detroit lost another of its historic landmarks May 10, with an arson claiming the 124-year-old First Unitarian Church on Woodward. We’ve added a page with some basic info and photos of the fire and resulting demolition.
Mar. 11, 2014
We know what you’re thinking: Orson Welles’ performance in “Transformers: The Movie” WAS indeed underrated.
We also know that you’re thinking, “Where on Earth are the updates on HistoricDetroit.org?!”
Well, we’ve got news for you, buddy:
We’re working on adding an entire new
section to the website dedicated to
the city’s amazing homes. Ben Gravel
is leading the charge on this
We’ve added several buildings to the
database, including the Ambassador
Bridge, old Belle Isle Casino, Biddle
House, Breitmeyer-Tobin Building,
Brodhead Armory, CPA Building,
Detroit Fire Department HQ, Milner
Hotel, Wayne Hotel and nearly a dozen
We’ve added photos to various
building pages, including demo photos
of the Brewster-Douglass Projects and
shots of the ceiling collapse at the
Stay tuned for more. We’re still here and working - we’re just working behind the scenes.
Yes, we have Save the Big One T-shirts
Jan. 22, 2014
Keith Urban wore one of our Save the Big One T-shirts on “American Idol,” and we’ve had a lot of people asking how they can get one. All of our stock is currently at City Bird in Midtown Detroit, but we’ll be making more. If you want one and can’t get to City Bird, you can e-mail us at [email protected]