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Urbanoutdoors
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Post Number: 281
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What is the new building being built on the north east corner of 75 and 14th?
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Broken_main
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 12:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A church
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 916
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 8:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are you serious Broken_main or just messin'? Seems to be an odd place for a church in the Corktown neighborhood there.
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Buddyinrichmond
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 9:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A church......In a neighborhood....shocking....
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Thejesus
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 9:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's good because at the moment, Detroit only has 1 church per every 5 residents...this should help bring that ratio down to 4...
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah I was gonna say that that would be shocking except that 90% of that neighborhood's residents are gone and I think that its original 'neighborhood church' went with it....
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Gannon
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 3:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Isn't there a Mormon church being built around there, too, or is this the building in question?!
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 3:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"a Mormon church being built around there"

That would really really surprise me!!!
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Yooper
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm so surprised as well! Crazy stuff!
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 3:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't be TOO surprised. The LDS church is, so I hear, the fastest-growing denomination there is.
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Gannon
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 4:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm taking a bike ride with my camera for youse here in a minute.
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Broken_main
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I asked the contractor...the answer that they gave me was "I think it's a church". So i took that as a definite answer. We will see.
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Gannon
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 8:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, took in a great Slows dinner and a pint of Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter...then another pint of Guinness at the Gaelic League...and rode across the street for some good shots in the sunset lighting...but there are NO signs anywhere on the building.

Too boring to waste even digits on, and it was getting too chilly for my shorted ass...I'll try to get some shots another day.


I got confirmation from my favorite 'jack' Mormon that it is indeed the new LDS church...they might only use the term temple for the big ones, didn't get the chance to ask him that.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 8:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well the large Mormon churches/temples are usually nothing less than extremely ornate and fancy. I guess I never believed that the City of Detroit could use another one of those, but I guess it does.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 9:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

then it definitely isn't a temple, as cinder blocks abound
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Gannon
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 10:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We haven't seen the veneer yet.

Didja see the Muslim Mosque being built on Ford Road for all those years?!

It didn't look like much for a very long time either.


I'm curious, though, I've never seen a church with such a garage door on it...
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Gdub
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 12:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Mormons have held services at the CPA building for a while, so it makes sense that they would move to establish a place of their own and not have to use makeshift facilities.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Still hard for me to imagine that there is a concentration of Mormons in the area, let alone any concentrations of people. Are the Irish in corktown converting?
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Gannon
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 3:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heh, not if my favorite jack Mormon has his way...he says he entertains the youngun' missionaries often, and always tries to give them something to think about.

Saw a few of them riding their bikes on Woodward after lunch today...they're easy to spot. Ain't TOO many dressed up white dudes riding bikes in pairs in the city.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 3:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

gannon, i think you just found the reason for the garage door.... bike storage
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Gistok
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 3:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With all the beautiful closed churches in Detroit, it's a wonder why they started from scratch...

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