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Comerica Park, Detroit

Comerica Park, Detroit

Detroit, MI - spent some time in Detroit in 2008 when I was in the area to interview for grad school at Bowling Green; I learned a lot about Detroit's history in SOC classes, so I decided to make a point to explore...particularly the disadvantaged areas. I was so incredibly moved by Detroit.

Detroit, MI - spent some time in Detroit in 2008 when I was in the area to interview for grad school at Bowling Green; I learned a lot about Detroit's history in SOC classes, so I decided to make a point to explore...particularly the disadvantaged areas. I was so incredibly moved by Detroit.

From the State of Michigan Historical Marker in front of the church:  St. John's Episcopal parish, established in December 1858, served what was then a rural area of Detroit. Albert Jordan designed the original church (now St. John's Chapel), which was built in 1859. Henry Porter Baldwin, a former United States senator and future governor, donated the church lot and paid for the building. Two years later, Jordan and his partner James Anderson, by then Detroit's ranking church architects…

From the State of Michigan Historical Marker in front of the church: St. John's Episcopal parish, established in December 1858, served what was then a rural area of Detroit. Albert Jordan designed the original church (now St. John's Chapel), which was built in 1859. Henry Porter Baldwin, a former United States senator and future governor, donated the church lot and paid for the building. Two years later, Jordan and his partner James Anderson, by then Detroit's ranking church architects…

Beautiful historic church in downtown Detroit

Beautiful historic church in downtown Detroit

She’s one of a kind. Some might even say beautiful in its ugliness. No skyscraper in Detroit, let alone the Midwest, looks quite like the Book Tower on Washington Blvd. It’s a rather awkward-looking building, whether you look at its unusual maze of an external fire escape or the intricate, over-the-top details on its crown that are tough to appreciate without a pair of binoculars. It’s an undeniably unique piece of the city’s skyline and a rare breed of classical Renaissance-style…

She’s one of a kind. Some might even say beautiful in its ugliness. No skyscraper in Detroit, let alone the Midwest, looks quite like the Book Tower on Washington Blvd. It’s a rather awkward-looking building, whether you look at its unusual maze of an external fire escape or the intricate, over-the-top details on its crown that are tough to appreciate without a pair of binoculars. It’s an undeniably unique piece of the city’s skyline and a rare breed of classical Renaissance-style…

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