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Detroit City Limits | What's Going on in Detroit

07Jul

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE - CONGRESS, MAY SHE FOREVER WAVE !

It’s that time of year again with politicians offering a “rubber chicken” luncheon for folks to get votes and then afterwards everything is back to square one. This never seems to fail. Then we wonder why the nation seems to be going downhill. Here in the “D” seniors seem to have a solution — just keep going. Always have a plan “B”. They have outlasted every politician so far and they are still here. Seniors are the backbone of this city. Maybe “the powers that be” can take a few pointers. We will just have to wait and see. Check out Maxine on Google for more words of wisdom. Closer to home, summer is in full swing with high temperatures and people everywhere decked out in hot colors — sometimes there is “more person” than clothing. Especially the younger crowd.

Brush Park is now City Modern. Long considered one of Detroit’s most iconic neighborhoods, the next chapter in its storied history begins with City Modern. At the intersection of Downtown and Midtown this unique development unites historic lineage with thoughtful modern design. Certainly not the graceful historic architecture of old but the square modern look of today that is (surprisingly) comparable with the surrounding neighborhood. One of the remaining examples of old world architecture is the historic Ransom Gillis home, located in Midtown Detroit, and built between 1876 and 1878. The centerpiece of the structure is the Venetian Gothic turret located on the outside corner of the building. Behind the house is a carriage house that once was the home of Pewbic Pottery in 1903. Since then it became a place for five Detroit Businesses. In later years the building was abandoned. The home was closed and remained unoccupied since the late 1960s. Today the building has been fully restored and reopened to the public on November 1, 2015.

Besides the brilliant fireworks display on the 4th people are enjoying summer to the fullest here in the downtown “D”. Picnics in the beach area at Campus Martius, concerts, Tiger games there is a ton of fun things to do. Don’t forget LOTS of sunscreen. Til next time, Michelle.

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