Nominate an endangered historic site!

We need your help! Preservation Detroit is launching a new initiative to proactively engage community preservation efforts. We are developing a revolving list of places that are endangered in some way. We are asking for nominations from our members and followers.

Is there an area or building that you feel is under-recognized and in need of support to revitalize and restore? Nominate it here.

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Jeff Richards
Brick & Beam Is Hiring An Executive Director

Brick + Beam Detroit, a support network for Detroit's building rehab community, is hiring an Executive Director! This leadership role will expand the project's programming, build community partnerships, and help create a sustainable model for the future of the organization.

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Jeff Richards
Preservation Detroit's 30th Annual Theatre Tour

This year will mark the 30th annual Theatre Tour, one of Preservation Detroit’s most anticipated and beloved annual events. The Theatre Tour is your chance to get behind-the-scenes at some of the most unique and beautiful buildings in Detroit, including the Music Hall, the Fox Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, the Fillmore, the Gem and Century Theatres, and the Michigan Theatre.

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Jeff Richards
Facadectomy 101

Façadism or facadectomy is the act of retaining the façade of a building while constructing a new internal structure behind or within the original front facing elevation’s shell. This intervention can result from a compromise reached by the developer and the local historic commission or preservation community. Occasionally, new development does not take place and the original building is demolished while the façade remains supported by scaffold.

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Jeff Richards
Our Statement on the Hotel Ansonia and Atlanta Apartments

We were alerted yesterday in Facebook posts by Mark Hall and others that crews were on site at the Ansonia / Atlanta Apartments. The very same structures that Olympia slated for demolition earlier this summer. Preservation Detroit worked closely with our partners in the city and all of YOU to raise awareness about the importance of the historic fabric of the Cass Corridor and to protect these buildings with an interim historic designation.

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Jeff Richards
UPDATE: A Stay of Demolition For Corktown's CPA Building and What You Can Do Now

UPDATE: On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Planning & Economic Development Committee meeting voted to approve an interim historic district for the CPA Building. Over a dozen community members and business owners showed up to speak out against the proposed demolition and talk about the importance of saving historic structures for strong neighborhoods and local economies. The proposed designation now goes to the full City Council and is likely to be on the agenda on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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Jeff Richards