Great News. The Downtown Detroit Synagogue renovation gets a $350,000 boost from the William Davison Foundation.
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abandoned American Beauty Electric Irons factory sits on Woodward
just south of Grand Boulevard. Behind it can be seen the tower
of the Fisher Building and part of the former General Motors
is as difficult to conceive of a manufacturer today building
such richly appointed factories as were built in the first
third of the 20th century as it is to conceive of workers
working bathed in sunlight pouring in from immense windows.
American Beauty Iron Company manufactured iron in this plant
until the 1990's. Its emblazoned name became the inspiration
for German film maker Dieter Marcello's award winning 1988 film