A History of Detroit's Palmer Park
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Palmer Park is Detroit's underappreciated architectural jewel. Located around the intersection of McNichols Road (Six Mile) and Woodward Avenue, it embraces every style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. United States senator Thomas Palmer originally developed the property as farmland and donated it to the city in the 1890s. Between 1924 and 1964, its character changed with some of the best examples of modern apartment living from top local architects, including one of just five buildings credited to the world-renowned Albert Kahn. Author Gregory C. Piazza showcases the exceptional story of building Palmer Park.
The History Press
: 9781626197848
: The History Press
: 06/01/2015
: Michigan
: Landmarks
: 53 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Gregory C. Piazza is retired from a fundraising career in the non-profit social services field. For the past thirty years, he has volunteered his time as a historic tour guide for Preservation Detroit, Palmer Park Citizens Action Council and People for Palmer Park. A resident of the Palmer Park apartment district from 1974 to 1991, his research led to its designation as a National Historic Places District in 1992.
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