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Lot 271 - State Fair Ave. E.

Late of the archives of the F.H.A. is this home designed and built in 1939. Located on lot 271 on State Fair Ave. E., I’m not sure how to go about cross referencing lot numbers to street addresses. So I’m not sure if this one is still around or not. Designed by architect Charles F. Graulich in 1939. A search of my books lists no entry for Graulich. Anyone know anything about this…
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Fisher Body - Fort & Livernois

To the corner of Fort & Livernois for today’s P.D.J. This handsome peice of automotive history was built in 1928 The same artist who painted the windows at the U.A. prior to its superbowl wash also did the former offices of Fisher Body. Does anyone know the…
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RIP - Joseph Nicola DeLauro - 1916 - 2006

Joe Delauro a taleneted sculptor and one of the few remaining links back to the old generation of sculptors passed away last Tuesday, July 11th at his Novi home at the age of 90. Here’s a brief obituary from this past Saturday’s Windsor Star: Ex-prof pioneered fine arts program Artist’s sculptures part of cityscape Roberta Pennington, Windsor Star Published: Saturday, July 15…
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Hudson Mausoleum

Today’s grave is that of J.L. Hudson. Hudson was born in England, and came to Detroit via Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Hudson built a vast retail empire, that spanned all over Michigan. Hudson’s Department stores were the anchor tennant at many area malls. After…
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Hecker Mausoleum

Located in Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery, this is the final resting place of Frank Hecker. Hecker who was a leading industrialist of his day, is probably best remebered for his mansion located at Woodward & Ferry near the DIA. Never one to not be showy, Hecker…
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Grinnell Mausoleum

This handome grave is the final resting place of Clayton Grinnell, who formed one half (along with his Brother Ira) of the Grinnell Brothers Company. Grinnell Brothers produced Pianos, Organs and other music related items like sheet music. This mausoleum was designed by the Lloyd Brothers of Toledo, OH, and includes the family crest above the door. The Grinnell crest graced their products. *With…
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Dodge Brothers Mausoleum

Located in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, among the notables buried here are John & Horace Dodge. Built in the Egyptian Revival Style, two stone Spyhnxes stand guard over the front door. Both Brothers who were inseparable in life both died in 1920. They comissioned…