Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis’s latest Detroit renovation “A Grand Exterior” debuts tonight at 9 PM

Are you Rehab Addicts ready for the debut of Nicole Curtis’s season 6 episodes “A Grand exterior” featuring the rehab of a once forlorn Tudor on East Grand Boulevard? I had the pleasure of finally driving by the house last Saturday. Since there were cars out front, I decided to see if I could get an inside … More Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis’s latest Detroit renovation “A Grand Exterior” debuts tonight at 9 PM

2012 Most Endangered Historic Places in Southeast Michigan

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced its 2012 most endangered historic places list. Click here to see complete list. Their list prompted me to think about the 11 most endangered historic places in SE Michigan. Here’s my list, flowing off the top of my head. I’m sure if I gave it further thought, I … More 2012 Most Endangered Historic Places in Southeast Michigan

Detroit Riverkeeper Dinner: Protecting our region’s greatest asset

To most locals, the beautiful Detroit River, our region’s lifeblood, is taken for granted. I, personally, think it’s  one of our most under appreciated assets, especially since it has played a huge role in the history and development of our entire region. It’s also a great recreational gem for sightseeing, watersports and fishing. The Friends … More Detroit Riverkeeper Dinner: Protecting our region’s greatest asset

May 12 SE MI Heritage Tourism Networking Event

For Immediate Release Heritage trail aimed at attracting tourists by promoting local history, arts, and attractions unfolds at upcoming SE MI tourism networking event Grosse Ile, May 3, 2011 – Developing a heritage trail that connects and promotes our region’s historic, cultural, scenic and recreational gems and includes nearby attractions such as quaint downtown shopping … More May 12 SE MI Heritage Tourism Networking Event

A labor of love on our Boblo Boat – Detroit Free Press article

RESTORATION OF A DETROIT ICON A labor of love on our Boblo boat Dockside tours could be as early as next summer BY JOHN GALLAGHER FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER The Boblo boat Ste. Claire, which sailed through Detroit’s past, is getting ready to sail into its future, too. Thanks to years of volunteer work and … More A labor of love on our Boblo Boat – Detroit Free Press article

Detroit’s Park Shelton revitalized – two new businesses invite you to their grand opening

Historical elegance, legendary design, modern amenities – that’s what the Park Shelton offers. In addition to upscale living, two new businesses have opened within this Midtown landmark: Leopold’s Books and Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes. This is a major coup for preservationists. However, in order for any of these ventures to be successful, they … More Detroit’s Park Shelton revitalized – two new businesses invite you to their grand opening

Sustainability and green preservation

SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN PRESERVATION TOPIC OF UPCOMING TALK LINCOLN PARK, MICHIGAN,  August 26, 2009 – The Lincoln Park Historical Museum and the Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance are co-hosting a presentation on structure, community sustainability and green preservation.   “PastForward” is a project of Preservation Wayne’s consulting architect, Mike Kirk, AIA, LEED AP.  Mike Kirk is a Principal … More Sustainability and green preservation