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Dday
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Post Number: 809
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 11:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just saw this on the scroll of one of the cable news networks that the T-plex will get National Historic landmark status.

Neat that I was able to catch this here in Ohio.
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Supersport
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 8:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hmmm...isn't this the first step towards demolision here in Detroit? A la Madison Lennox?
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Cafe
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Post Number: 1176
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 8:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not with Jerry Mitchell at the helm. Good for them! I am so glad you posted that Dday!
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Wirt
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great!
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Merchantgander
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060222/BUS INESS01/602220442/1014/BUSINES S
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 136
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That blurb was also on Forbes online.
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Dabirch
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the best part of the article is the last line:


quote:

The building was bought by preservationists in 2000.




What a great way to save a structure. Ante up and take control of it.

More power to those who are willing (and able) to put their own skin in the game to preserve what they view as important.
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Cafe
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Post Number: 1178
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Absolutely. They have done a great job! The Mitchell family also bought the Ford house in Boston-Edison and they have restored it to The way it was when the Ford family lived there. When They bought the house, there were walls in the basement that used to be on the first floor.
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've had parties where the same thing has happened.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 137
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do any of the auto pioneers ever fix up and maintain their former Detroit residences? Or are they just glad that their families got the hell out? I never noticed any preservation attachment on their parts.
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Detroit residences that I'm personally familiar with, Ford & Dodge, don't need fixing up. They're occupied and in good shape.
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Crew
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Post Number: 841
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers are all dead so I guess it would be a little creepy if they came back to buy their old houses.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 138
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They weren't always dead, and their offspring apparently deserted the city also.
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Cafe
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Post Number: 1182
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 10:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Technically, Boston-Edison was considered the country when Ford lived there.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 10:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

very cool. I went inside several years ago with my history of modern design class from CCS right after the group took control of it (shout out to bill porter for arrainging it)...it was awe inspiring to stand where that 3rd floor corner room was to say the least
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 140
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 10:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Was it a coincidence that Ford's death and the closing of the Ford (HP) farm tractor plant were both in 1947? Was that the beginning of the end for the Ford family's preservation efforts?
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9906
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 1:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, it was a super secret governement special op to both kill off Ford and the tractor plant the same year. If it weren't for you meddling kids, they would have got away with it too!
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Barnesfoto
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Post Number: 1711
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Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 9:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

great news...hopefully the HP plant is next.

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