Month: September 2014

Back to Earth: El Moore sandstone in the UP

A few weeks ago, my husband and I enjoyed a long, restorative weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where we camped, hiked, and took in the magnificent sights, including Tahquamenon Falls and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The immensity of Lake Superior, the lushness and density of the forests it nourishes, and the humbling scale of the region’s …

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Pat Dorn; a neighbor on a mission to improve the neighborhood

  Pat Dorn, Executive Director of the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation (CCNDC), describes what his organization does in the following way: “Our purpose is strictly to provide safe, clean, affordable housing for the residents of the Cass Corridor. We work only in the Cass Corridor. And after we accomplish that mission, then to improve …

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Meet the named neighbors of the El Moore

One of my favorite features of the El Moore is its name, carved from the stone above its historic entrance in an ornate, exotic font that perfectly complements the building’s Spanish Medieval style. This is a small detail that makes a big difference, helping define the El Moore as more than just a building — it’s the El Moore, a distinctive place …

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