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Green Light for Preservation!

• by Julia Solis

Look at that, we got a grant! We’re excited and grateful to win this year’s Preservation Award from no less than the Michigan Architectural Foundation! Being awarded by this institution is a huge honor for our little building on Kercheval. We’ll use it to fix up our historic facade, keep the water out and restore …

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Slumbering Beauty

• by Julia Solis

When you buy a historic abandoned building, of course you want to know everything about it. We’re still finding out. No paperwork was left behind; the Burton Library has no entries on the F.M. Sibley Lumber Company and standing in line at the Coleman Young building is a gateway drug to afternoon drinking – so …

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Welcome to the Seafoam Palace

• by Julia Solis

It was love at first sight. We stumbled across this building on Craigslist, checked it out on impulse, got friends to pitch in, and decided to take the plunge. The interior, with its magnificent wood, plasterwork and fine craftsmanship, now peeling, flaking and warping from too many winters in abandonment, seemed already perfect. Like a …

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