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Royce
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 2:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who owns this building? Who lives in this building? What's the history of this building?
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Royce
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 5:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wasn't one of you a tenant in this building at some point?
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Mbr
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 5:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's the address
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Pam
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 6:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.modeldmedia.com/nei ghborhoods/placestomove/oldatl as.aspx
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 6:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From my apartment at the Pavilion I can see lights on in what appear to be loft apartments on the back side.
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Pam
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Found a bit more info. at modeld:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/fea tures/emmove.aspx

quote:

The Atlas Building on Gratiot has been used as live/work lofts since the 1960s...

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Downriviera
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 8:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Back in the early 90's there was a photographer that did some work for me that had a studio in the building. Also, the clothing line Made In Detroit started in the building.
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Royce
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Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, all. Nice to see Gannon get some recognition. Nice guy.
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 1:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Atlas Furniture had the wackiest TV commercials (1965-68); the voiceover was awesome.
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 5:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh yeah, I didn't realize Gannon was a Model D celeb.
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Dabirch
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Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 5:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ModelD was very fortuitous to capture the one Gannon quote that they could actually keep to a line or two...
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Urbanoutdoors
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Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My aunt lived there through the late 80s till about 2003. Great building very drafty though. (side note)8 mile had a scene filmed in the back alley pissed alot of the tenants off.

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