Everyone loves their hometown, right? The beating heart of us all…. Our sports teams, mascots, clubs, restaurants, museums, architecture and beauty. Here are just a few things that I love about Detroit…
The East Ferry Avenue Historic District is a historic residential district in MidtownDetroit, Michigan. The nationally designated historic district stretches two blocks from Woodward Avenue east to Brush Street; the locally designated historic district includes a third block between Brush and Beaubien. The district includes the separately designated Col. Frank J. Hecker House and the Charles Lang Freer House. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1976 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.The Inn on Ferry Street is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.Next on our stop… you guessed it… Hey, Hey, Hockeytown!!
Not that anyone would be surprised by a Detroiters love for our home teams!
We cannot forget the Lions and Tigers, OH My!
Campus Martius Park is a re-established park in DowntownDetroit, Michigan. After the fire of 1805, Campus Martius (from the Latin for Field of Mars, where Roman heroes walked) was the focal point of Judge Augustus Woodward‘s plans to rebuild the city.
The new Campus Martius Park was dedicated November 19, 2004 and includes two performance stages, sculptures, public spaces and a seasonal ice skating rink. At 1.2 acres (4,900 m2), the park is smaller than its predecessor, as a full restoration of the original would have required the demolition of several buildings. However, the city increased the amount of park space in the area by constructing the new Cadillac Square Park, which opened in summer 2007, immediately to the east of Campus Martius. The park’s skating rink is designed to resemble the Rockefeller Center rink in New York City but is larger in size. Since its opening the rink has been operated by Magic Ice USA, Inc. Campus Martius Park is the home of the annual Motown Winter Blast, an event that has drawn more than 450,000 people to the downtown area every year and it has become the site of the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration, held the Monday before Thanksgiving. Thousands come to hear Christmas music and countdown to the lighting of the city’s official Christmas tree and other decorations to mark the start of the holiday season.
The Michigan Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument is a Civil War monument located in DowntownDetroit, Michigan. This example of civic sculpture stands in a prominent location on the southeast tip of Campus Martius Park, where five principal thoroughfares—Michigan Avenue, Monroe Street, Cadillac Square, Fort Street, and Woodward Avenue—convene on the reconstructed traffic circle in front of One Campus Martius Building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
A Few more to mention… the Zoo, the DIA and the science museum…
We couldn’t possibly list all the things we love about Detroit… The nightlife, the restaurants, the casinos, Belle Isle, the conservatory, aquarium, our hometown products, food and gardens. There is a never ending list of amazing things to see and do. Wonderful shopping, fabulous dining, entertainment galore and the vast history we hold……everyone must come and try for themselves.