Doug Denard

I am a former world traveler who has also taught about software and lectured on different cultures at a local community college. I currently reside in the Lafayette/Elwood Park area near downtown Detroit.

Where Did Everyone Go?

  It has been well publicized. Decades of severe loss of population, an under-performing public school system, an economy heavily dependent on just one industry, abandoned homes, crime out of control (including the infamous title of the nation’s murder capital). Yes, I’m referring to Washington D.C. a few decades ago. OK, well, maybe it has not been …

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What’s in the Name “El Moore”?

Let’s for a moment dive into the naming of the El Moore. As Keith Owens pointed out in an earlier post, the Spanish word “el” in El Moore is apparently referring to the building’s Spanish Architecture. By the way,  I am entering a delicate area of naming the El Moore’s architectural style. Some would call it Romanesque, others would say Spanish Medieval or Late Gothic Revival. This could …

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