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    Default Upbeat Detroit Pictures

    I come across so many upbeat and feel good Detroit images that I thought I would start a thread on just that. Please feel free to add yours pictures and/or your comments. I'll lead off with photos from around Labor Day 2019.

    Diners at the San Morino outside the new Shinola Hotel on a once long-dead strip of Woodward Avenue.
    [Click the pictures if you wish to see them larger]


    Inn on Ferry Street Addition and Restoration progresses.


    Diners at Prime+Proper on a once dead corner of Capitol Park.


    The gorgeously restored Stott soars above Capitol Park and beams in the late summer sun.


    A full house at the the Detroit Institute of Arts Rivera Courts enjoy a free Friday night concert.


    The formerly abandoned Free Press Building nears restoration completion.


    City Club Apartments fill the footprint of the demolished Statler Hotel on Grand Circus Park. [Oh, and int the far background to the right the Book Tower nears restoration completion.]


    And one for my passion--handball. The restored handball courts of Palmer Park glisten [and offer lessons if you're interested] thanks to volunteer efforts and donations of Detroit's handball community.


    Your turn.

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    Superb architecture, Lowell. Thanks for the tour which bears witness to the renaissance of Detroit. Rock on!

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    I shot these pictures during my last visit to Detroit in 2017.

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    Thank you for these excellent pictures.

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    Thanks for the pictures... I miss living in downtown Detroit, looks great!

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    Very nice but "upbeat Detroit pictures" and "drive by shooting" together in the same pictorial?

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    City Modern phase 1 TH’s with landscaping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyS View Post
    City Modern phase 1 TH’s with landscaping.

    I drove through there yesterday and was very suprised how well the townhomes vibe with the street. The landscaping is very well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWylie View Post
    I drove through there yesterday and was very suprised how well the townhomes vibe with the street. The landscaping is very well done.
    the recessed trees between TH’s are a great touch.
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    Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing

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    Wow! Would love to hear more about those Palmer Park handball courts. I'm guessing built in the 1930s?

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    I received the Certificate of Occupancy and moved into my new Detroit house.Name:  IMG_0898SHRNK..jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndavies View Post
    I received the Certificate of Occupancy and moved into my new Detroit house.Name:  IMG_0898SHRNK..jpg
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    Hi ndavies, Can I ask what it ran? (ballpark or a link is fine) Thanx.

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    Beautiful ndavies, and congrats!

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    Drove through downtown yesterday and its soo cool to see people walking around and the many different and VERY nice establishments. Detroit has come further in the last 5 years than it has in the last 50!

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    Now that's real Detroit on its third renaissance.

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    The recently (2018) restored Fillmore (State) Theatre auditorium...

    The magnificent chandelier and ornate ceiling of the Fox Theatre...

    The restored auditorium of the Detroit Opera House, nearly 25 years after restoration...
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    There are some guys on YouTube who post videos of Detroit that are at the opposite sides of what I see above. Send someone out to kneecap them, please.

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    Just under $400,000. I did spend about $50k on upgrades
    that most people wouldn't buy. Items
    such as increased insulation, increased longevity building materials and a very tall garage with beefed up structure.

    I plan to retire in this house and wanted to minimize future maintenance. The only thing that should ever need painting in my lifetime is the trim around the doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndavies View Post
    Just under $400,000. I did spend about $50k on upgrades
    that most people wouldn't buy. Items
    such as increased insulation, increased longevity building materials and a very tall garage with beefed up structure.

    I plan to retire in this house and wanted to minimize future maintenance. The only thing that should ever need painting in my lifetime is the trim around the doors.
    Just let us know when the house warming party is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndavies View Post
    Just under $400,000. I did spend about $50k on upgrades
    that most people wouldn't buy. Items
    such as increased insulation, increased longevity building materials and a very tall garage with beefed up structure.

    I plan to retire in this house and wanted to minimize future maintenance. The only thing that should ever need painting in my lifetime is the trim around the doors.
    Money well spent on those kind of upgrades. Throw a PV array on the garage and some rain-harvest barrels at downspouts and you can almost be off the grid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndavies View Post
    Just under $400,000. I did spend about $50k on upgrades
    that most people wouldn't buy. Items
    such as increased insulation, increased longevity building materials and a very tall garage with beefed up structure.

    I plan to retire in this house and wanted to minimize future maintenance. The only thing that should ever need painting in my lifetime is the trim around the doors.

    Thanx ndavies. "Most people wouldn't buy" but you're thinking ahead, and I agree with you. Let me what you'd like me to bring to the house warming party!

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