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Rhymeswithrawk
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Username: Rhymeswithrawk

Post Number: 663
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 2:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone know details about this one? One of the most gorgeous buildings that ever stood in Detroit, in my opinion. I know where it was, on Fort near the old Freep building, where the federal court stands now.
But when did it come down?

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Quozl
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Username: Quozl

Post Number: 420
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 2:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know that blocks of limestone that once formed the old Detroit post office were used to construct the Zion Lutheran Church in 1933. This Neo-Gothic-style church, designed by the firm of Maul & Lentz of Detroit, was dedicated on May 27, 1933.

The Zion Lutheran Church is located at 4305 Military Avenue.
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Mikem
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Post Number: 3253
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 2:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A little bit here:

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/6790/44026.html
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Gistok
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Post Number: 4116
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 3:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The old Richardson Romanesque style Post Office & Courthouse was built in the 1890's and destroyed in the early 1930's, not even surviving for 40 years.

The ornate main federal judges courtroom was salvaged from the old building, and reinstalled in the Moderne structure that replaced it. I remember seeing a DetNews article a few years ago describing federal judge Feiken's court room as being this preserved gem.

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