Entering the El Moore

Front doorway


“This is the second image that I did, and it kind of captures another moment in time. It’s a front doorway, but it’s the most iconic part of it. You’re seeing the El Moore sign in it, but at the same time you’re seeing how rough the stairway to it is, the overgrown brush that’s around it, and even a little detail – I’m not sure if it’s graffiti or whatever – that’s on the doors. And then peeking inside a little bit, because the door was propped open.”

Kevin Gardner,  from K Creative, a Green Garage business-in-residence is the resident sketch artist for the El Moore.

About Keith Owens

Keith Owens is a freelance writer, columnist, blogger and musician whose most recent work has been featured in Model D Detroit, BLAC Detroit, and the national political affairs blog PoliticusUSA. He has also published three novels through Detroit Ink Publishing (www.detroitinkpublishing.com), the eBook publishing company he co-founded with his wife, Pamela Hilliard Owens. Keith and Pam live in a 100-year-old home in the Historic Boston-Edison District a few miles north of the El Moore.