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Dearborn Montgomery Ward's

* First off, sorry for the lousy picture, I shot it a few years ago when Michigan Ave. was all torn up, and there wasn’t a great angle to shoot from… Now it seems as if this long time Dearborn Icon built in 1936, may meet the wrecking ball, in one of the shadyist…
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Funerary Parducci's

In Detroit’s beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery one can find the stunning Art Deco Wilson Mausoleum. Comissioned by Matilda Dodge Wilson and designed according to the late A. Dale Northrup’s great book on the cemetery, in 1939 by New York City Architect William Henry…
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Cathedral Of The Most Blessed Sacrament

Located at Woodward & Belmont Streets, the Cathedral was begun in 1915 by Cleveland Architect Henry A. Walsh. However the Cathedral didn’t look like it did today when Walsh was finished. *** Photo from the Diehl & Diehl Archives *** The local firm of Diehl & Diehl were commissioned by the Archdiocese to finish the towers and make the interior more Cathedral like. In 1940…
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Detroit Cornice and Slate

So, I’m up in Ferndale the other day, and what do I stumble across but the Detroit Cornice and Slate Company. As I’m sure everyone knows, the company’s old home downtown is now occupied by the Metro Times. So here they are still plugging away after moving in 1972 from the downtown location. Products advertised outside. A plaque awared to the comapny after a century in…
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Gormar Apartments

Located at Woodward & Nevada between 6 and 7 mile roads, across from Palmer Park, this beatuy caught my eye the other day. Built in 1923 the Gormar Apartments has seen better days, however I’m sure with its location, it was at one time quite a fashionable address.
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St. Columba Parish Hall

This beautiful structure is located at the corner of Jefferson & Manistique on the far east side. City records show the building was built in 1923. According to the Sandborn Map, the building was constructed with ground floor retail with an auditorium on the second…