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Detroitman
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Post Number: 1033
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 6:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit gate may be saved

Historic Hurlbut structure damage is being assessed

Robert Snell / The Detroit News
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20070108/M ETRO/701080324
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Rjk
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 7:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting read.

Here's a straight on shot of it.
http://detroit1701.org/Hurlbut .htm

Also here's a picture of the Grand Army Plaza entrance in Brooklyn mentioned in the article.
http://www.brorson.com/Brookly nBotanicalGarden/DSCN30771.jpg
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Noggin
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 11:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://info.detnews.com/histor y/story/index.cfm?id=207&categ ory=locations
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Gistok
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 11:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the posts folks.

Unfortunately since the closing of Water Works Park the Hurlburt Memorial Gate is nothing more than a fence ornament that can only be viewed from its' back side.

Just restoring it en situ does little for its future enjoyment by Detroiters. Long ago shorn of its' approach by the widening of Jefferson, it sits there as a work of art behind locked gates that cannot be fully appreciated by Detroiters.

This is typical of Detroit art works. The Hurlburt Gate, the Thaddeus Kosiousko equestrian statue on Michigan near 3rd, and the Merrill Fountain in Palmer Park are Detroit works of art bereft of a nice setting where they can be fully appreciated (besides zooming past them in an automobile).
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Fury13
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"bereft of a nice setting where they can be fully appreciated (besides zooming past them in an automobile)."

But automobiles are king! That's how everything SHOULD be viewed -- from cars! This is Detroit, just remember that!
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Supersport
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 1:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

But automobiles are king! That's how everything SHOULD be viewed -- from cars! This is Detroit, just remember that!




Tru dat Fury!
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Rbdetsport
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Post Number: 207
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Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 8:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw them working on this about 2 weeks ago.
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Eastsidedog
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 3:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is one reason why I'm hoping for a Jefferson narrowing one day. 7 lanes is ridiculous.
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Flybydon
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Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 7:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On the way to the Auto Show 1/13/2007


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Cman710
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Post Number: 214
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Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 7:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the update. Has anyone seen actual work being performed?
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 231
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Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 1:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gistok are you potentially suggesting that it should perhaps be moved to somewhere else within the waterworks park or nearby? It is currently in a very awkward location. Even if the waterworks park could potentially be reopened (all terrorist threats aside) for pedestrian traffic, that isn't where I would envision the main pedestrian entrance.

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