Martha Peterson

Martha Peterson is a member of the Green Garage Urban Sustainability Library and a history enthusiast. Drawn to the community’s mission to grow sustainability in Detroit, she is a regular volunteer at the Green Garage and contributes to the maintenance of their website. She is interested in developing a deeper knowledge of the history of the city of Detroit and its neighborhoods and will be posting stories of historical interest about the El Moore to this blog.

What’s In a Name?

Well, apparently, a bit more than we thought. In an earlier post, we introduced readers to Charles W. Moore, the person who, for $24,000, funded the construction of the El Moore apartments in 1898.  After a bit more research, we discovered that there were, in fact, two Charles W. Moores who lived in Detroit during that […]

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Casey Kasem

Recently, America said goodbye to radio icon Casey Kasem, longtime host of “American Top 40.” (Maybe some of our younger readers will recognize him as the voice of “Shaggy” on the Scooby Doo cartoons.) What’s the connection to the El Moore, you ask? As with the Green Garage,  part of the research we’ve done on

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