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Kathleen
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 5:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Detroit Historical Society has announced its First Quarter 2008 events, including Behind the Scenes Tours, Author Lectures, Curator Programs, and Films.

Highlights include tours of the Fisher Building, the Old Wayne County Courthouse, Venus Bronze Works, the Buhl Building, and the Penobscot Building; and presentations on Detroit's role as the Arsenal of Democracy, the 1920s Building Boom, and Historic Fort Wayne.

For a full listing with registration and fee details: http://www.detroithistorical.o rg/thingstodo/index.asp

Hope to see you at one of the events!!
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Pam
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 6:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Hope to see you at one of the events!



I'm going to try to make the Fisher Building one.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 3:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll be on the Fisher Building, Venus Bronze Works, and St. Martha Episcopal Church tours.

Pam: Hope to see you at the Fisher Bldg tour!
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Pam
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Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Pam: Hope to see you at the Fisher Bldg tour!



Well you won't be, since I just tried ordering tickets and it is sold out. That was fast.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 3:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sigh. Where's those $49 airfares when ya really need them? :-)
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Kathleen
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Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 4:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pam: Sorry you missed getting tix for the Fisher Building tour. Apparently these tours are selling out pretty quickly!! I heard from a friend who missed out on the Penobscot Bldg. tour when placing orders late last week; fortunately he got in for the Fisher Building.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 4:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just checked and found that the Buhl, Penobscot, and Fisher Building tours are sold out. I'm surprised that the Wayne County Courthouse tour is not yet sold out; it's hard to get into this building!!
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Ray1936
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Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 1:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'd pass that one, Kathleen. I spent all too many days in that place when it was the Traffic and Ordinance division of Recorder's Court. Only pleasant thing about it was playing euchre in the assembly room waiting for our cases to be called.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 1:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I certainly understand, Ray. I might feel that way too, if I had spent that much time in the place. But frankly, recalling the fact that I worked downtown for some 18 years and took most of it for granted, I didn't see what was underneath the surface of many of the buildings I walked by or in every day! So did you ever look up at the ceilings in the courtrooms?
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Mikie
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Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 1:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I got my ticket for the Fisher Building tour just before they sold out!
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Carptrash
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Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kathleen:

I am wondering if the gentleman on the right here (we all know the fellow on the left) is one of the Venus Bronze guys? The picture is about 30 years old, so he might have changed a bit. eeeeek
Venus Bronze Works
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Mrsprunk
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Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 3:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i will be at the fisher building tour with my husband and parents. this is my first tour and im SO EXCITED! cant wait to meet some of you!
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Carptrash
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Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 11:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MrsP. Try and get as exact info on what sculptor did what. Also, if you are inclined to play "Stump the Tour Guide [some do and some do not], ask to see DiLorenzo's signature on the ceiling paintings and see what happens. There is more. eeeeeek
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Kathleen
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Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mrs. Prunk: I've taken to wearing my DetroitYes name badge when I'm attending tours for that very purpose, so please look for me.

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