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Kathleen
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The historic Ransom E. Olds House on Grosse Ile suffered a fire this morning. Reports are that the recently renovated house suffered an electrical fire in a 3rd floor apartment, which suffered the most damage, primarily fire. There is a lot of water damage as well.

Here's what Channel 4 reported: http://www.clickondetroit.com/ news/6907192/detail.html
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Arab_guyumich
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For a second there, I thought it was the Ransom Gillis
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Patrick
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oh man...we had a few threads on this grand mansion. Hope it isnt torn down.
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Burnsie
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This news reminds me that recently, the original blueprints for the Olds mansion in Lansing were found and donated to the State of Michigan Historical Center. So, anybody can reconstruct it with enough money and talent! The mansion was torn down for I-496, which ironically bears the name "Olds Freeway."
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Jimaz
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Maybe a virtual copy could be built in activeworlds.com? There's already a Chicago world there.
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Kathleen
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Previous Forum postings with photos of the house:

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/36206/38509.html

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/36206/37489.html

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/messages/36206/40398.html



(Message edited by Kathleen on February 11, 2006)

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