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  1. Thread: John Conyers

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    Detroit artist Nic Notion standing near his mural...

    Detroit artist Nic Notion standing near his mural depicting John Conyers attempting to disperse the crowd on Twelfth Street in 1967.

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    BMoo, Your picture is from The Architecture of...

    BMoo,
    Your picture is from The Architecture of Gunnar Birkerts, Kay Kaiser, 1989. It's one of four pictures. Here are the others.
    Hope that this helps.

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    A number of years back, the Chateaufort Coop, on...

    A number of years back, the Chateaufort Coop, on the non-famous architect side of Lafayette Park, lost several of its trees. Shortly afterward, they were replaced with two oak trees. I called the...
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    Best wishes for a complete recovery, Mr. Gilbert.

    Best wishes for a complete recovery, Mr. Gilbert.
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    If she decides on UofD/Mercy Law School, the...

    If she decides on UofD/Mercy Law School, the Palms apartment on the corner of East Jefferson & Rivard is just a couple of blocks to the east. The very large apartments have been broken into much,...
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    Here's a good link. ...

    Here's a good link.

    https://www.customshingles.com/cotswold-cottage
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    What you're describing is a Cotswold Cottage...

    What you're describing is a Cotswold Cottage style shingle roof which has an appearance of a thatched roof. Here's a nice example on Iroquois in Indian Village.

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  8. Thread: 3/11 evening

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    University District/Sherwood Forest/Palmer...

    University District/Sherwood Forest/Palmer Woods/Green Acres/Palmer Park Apartments
    Boston Blvd., etc.
    Fisher Bldg.
    New Center Commons
    Guardian Bldg.
    Murals in Eastern Market
    Lafayette Park...
  9. We have a winner!! SammyS nailed it. The Fyfe...

    We have a winner!! SammyS nailed it. The Fyfe Shoe Store was the place you went to if you needed special sizes, orthopedic shoes, or any type of made to measure footwear. Or just a really large...
  10. Take a look at the gargoyles between the 4th &...

    Take a look at the gargoyles between the 4th & 5th floors next time you pass by. Can you guess what they are doing?

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    Garfield Intermediate School, perhaps.

    Garfield Intermediate School, perhaps.
  12. The Downtown Library, aka The Skillman Branch, in...

    The Downtown Library, aka The Skillman Branch, in decades past housed the foreign newspaper collection. On most days the reading room would be populated by elderly men reading the newspapers from the...
  13. On two occasions I took Amtrak to NYC back in the...

    On two occasions I took Amtrak to NYC back in the early 90s. The first time I boarded the train in Detroit ~11 pm for a short ride to Toledo where I transferred to the overnight to NYC at ~midnight....
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    I’m not certain, but in the recesses of my mind,...

    I’m not certain, but in the recesses of my mind, I vaguely remember that the Hari Krishna group was using this house at one time.
    But what I do remember was the time I was in the house. This would...
  15. And the willingness to keep us informed. Thanks.

    And the willingness to keep us informed. Thanks.
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    Here's a nice Tudor style house designed by...

    Here's a nice Tudor style house designed by Richard Marr for Roger Buchanan in Grosse Pointe.

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  17. Thread: Whittier Hotel

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    To add to p69rrh51's extensive posting: 36249...

    To add to p69rrh51's extensive posting:

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    As noted in the newspaper articles, the Whittier was an apartment hotel. There was a large formal dining room on the ground floor...
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    I can't answer any of your questions; but I do...

    I can't answer any of your questions; but I do know that it was, until recently, the long time home of Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick.
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    OT: This house has a couple of fraternal twins in...

    OT: This house has a couple of fraternal twins in the neighborhood. One on Edison, another on Atkinson.

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    Tom, Please accept my sympathy for your loss....

    Tom, Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Both you and Peggy were lucky folks to have found each other.
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    Comerica is closing its very large Fort Street...

    Comerica is closing its very large Fort Street branch (and selling the building) and moving it to a new, smaller location in the Penobscot Building in February.
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    I don't know who the developers were; but here's...

    I don't know who the developers were; but here's some of the architects.

    City Place Detroit (Four Freedoms House) (Windsor Tower) John Hans Graham & Assoc.

    Parc Lafayette (Regency Square):...
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    34415 Here's a view of the street side of the...

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    Here's a view of the street side of the house and the first floor plans.
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    [QUOTE=Michael Hojnacki;534573] I expect that...

    [QUOTE=Michael Hojnacki;534573]

    I expect that the job would have been done by the hired kitchen staff rather than Mr. or Mrs. Briggs.

    Also, I don't believe that the leaded & stained glass...
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    Another Wallace J. Frost house in Birmingham, MI....

    Another Wallace J. Frost house in Birmingham, MI. The exact address is unknown to me.

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