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The Twin Spires Of Historic Sweetest Heart Of Mary Church May Be Coming Down

Located near Eastern Market on Russell Street, Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church was built in 1893. And it may be about to lose its twin spires. They would be removed if a request by the Divine Mercy Parish (a Parish created by merging with nearby St. Josephat) is granted at tonight’s Historic District Commission meeting. Their proposal is to remove the church’s two spires and to cap the remaining steeples. So let’s clarify what we’re talking about. The brick part of the stee...

Gilbert Wants To Build The Tallest Skyscraper In Detroit (And Public Financing To Do It)

Step aside, Renaissance Center. Dan Gilbert wants to take your crown as the tallest building in Detroit. The plans revealed during a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting this afternoon and posted on a microsite devoted to the project. The 52 story, 734-foot tall building would be constructed on the old Hudson’s site in downtown Detroit. It would include 250 residential units and 700 parking spaces. There would be 1.2 million square feet in the development, approximately the same as t...

WATCH: Look Inside The Second Oldest Parish In The US, Ste. Anne de Detroit

This parish has an amazing history that goes all the way to the founding of Detroit. Since July 26, 1701 St. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church has been serving the city by the straits. Founded originally where Griswold meets Jefferson, it’s now at 1000 St. Anne just west of downtown. For a time the legendary Father Gabriel Richard was its pastor, and the Parish inhabited this Gothic Revival building in 1886. Inside is the oldest stained glass in the city as well as a wooden altar from 1818...

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