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Abstract Bruce Harkness photographed the area known as “Poletown,” a multi-ethnic, multi-racial urban area on Detroit’s East Side, from February to December 1981. These photographs document the hundreds of buildings and businesses that were demolished to make way for the construction of a General Motors assembly plant. In addition, Harkess captured vibrant urban exteriors and interiors, neighborhood landmarks, residents, and street scenes. The collection is comprised of 200 8’x10’ silver gelatin,...
Abstract Glen Calvin Moon is a nationally recognized architectural and environmental photographer whose images have been published in a variety of American architectural and design magazines and journals. As a Detroit-based photographer, Mr. Moon is particularly known for his documentation of the Detroit metropolitan area - its buildings, landscape, and urban design.The Glen Moon Photographs primarily document the architecture of many public and private structures and spaces in and around SE...
Overview The Neighborhood Project was established by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in 1986. Its purpose was to retain a Jewish presence in the communities of Oak Park and Southfield, which were threatened by the construction of Interstate 696 and by demographic shifts. Interest-free loans were granted, and a revolving fund was established to assist in home purchases and, later, to provide home improvement loans. The project was completed in 2003 when it was deemed that the neighborhoods...
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 11-13
Abstract Parkside Homes was one of the earliest public housing developments created in the United States. Built in the 1930s, the housing development was located at Warren and Conner near Chandler Park and constructed with 737 housing units. By the 1990s, Parkside Homes had been fully vacated and a revitalization plan was created by Detroit Department of Housing and Parkside residents. Capital Needs Unlimited, a planning and consulting firm that worked closely with Detroit Housing Department, worked on...
Abstract Detroit's Rosedale Park neighborhood was developed in the late 1920s-1940s and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The "Rosedale Park News" is the official publication of the Rosedale Park Improvement Association, a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of the historic residential area. Published as a monthly local newsletter the "News" has reported on the neighborhood since 1958. Harriett Mottley, a Rosedale Park resident since the 1970s, served as one of its...
Abstract The St. Anthony Community Council was established in the summer of 1961 as a coalition of block clubs in the neighborhood encompassed by Gratiot to the north, Palmer to the south, East Grand Boulevard to the west and Van Dyke to the east. Their group pursued the overarching goals of promoting community cooperation and maintaining and encouraging high standards of community as well as developing individual obligation toward these goals. Their initiatives focused on the issues of housing, urban...
- Subject: Neighborhoods X
- Young, Coleman A. 2
- Capital Needs Unlimited 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 1
- Girardin, Ray 1
- HOPE VI (Program) 1
- Harkness, Bruce (Bruce L.) 1
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 1
- Moon, Glen 1
- Mottley, Harriett 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- St. Anthony Community Council 1
- Wayne State University 1
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