No. 2

The Commerce Building on Michigan falls to the wrecking ball to make way for The Griswold Condominiums.  Behind it the Cadillac Hotel undergoes renovation.

 

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Old Photo XI - Where Is This?
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Detroit's Lost Mansions
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This peaceful house at 2905 Garland was the scene of great tumult on Sept. 9, 1925 when an angry Euro American mob of over 1000 surrounded this house which had been recently purchased by Afro American Dr. Ossian Sweet. The house was pelted and windows broken. Dr. Sweet's arm was cut by the flying glass. Shots were fired. A bystander was killed and Dr. Sweet was charged with murder. The case drew national attention and Dr. Sweet, defended by none other than the renowned Clarence Darrow [of Scopes Monkey Trial fame], was found innocent on grounds of self defense by an all Euro American jury.  The following thread is built around a National Book Award winner covering the Ossian Sweet Murder Trial.

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