DetroitPhoto Du Jour

February 2, 2006 – Ransom Gillis Gets A New Lease On Life

Over on the corner of John R. & Alfred, something is happening that I never thought I would see…

Restoration…

The Turret is on life support, but is being saved.

Perhaps Detroit’s most iconic ruin, the Ransom Gillis is getting a new lease on life after deteriorating for almost three deceades.

This is a wonderful event for the preservation community in general. After so many setbacks over the last few years, this is a welcome surprise.

While I’m certain that Crosswinds will give it the same new treatment that other historic rehabs recieved, they deserve to be lauded for the structures they have saved.

From the rear the new lid is very visible. I never thought I would see this day…

Related posts
DetroitOld Newspaper StoriesWindsor

The First Fireworks - 1959

DetroitRenderingsUnbuiltWindsor

Proposed Detroit-Windsor International Airport

DetroitOld Photographs

Detroit Civic Center Plaza - 1976

DetroitNews

Detroit Streetcar Line

Recent Comments:

  • Simonne Dionne on St. Edmond: “I went to school there too. Back in 1958 to 1962. I remember mlle Renaud great teacher, M. Benoit Marier.…Aug 3, 16:51
  • Mike on Canadian Bridge Company – Part 1: “David, I have been waiting for Ken to respond. I’m sorry I don’t have his contact info.Jul 19, 21:25
  • Carolyn Hansen-Henderson on Dominion Forge: “My Dad, Gunnar Hansen worked at Dominion Forge and Stamping Company Ltd (was one name change while he worked there)…Jul 17, 18:48
  • MikeDD on Bridge Tavern – 2007: “One night, I was in there one night with a friend. Bill Lee, former MLB pitcher (Boston and then the…Jul 8, 22:02
  • David L Head on Canadian Bridge Company – Part 1: “I would like to contact Ken Smith in regards to seeking information about the Canadian Bridge Company. Please share my…Jul 5, 18:44

3 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.