Pamela Hilliard Owens

Pamela Hilliard Owens, M.Ed. is excited to add a "Native Detroiter Voice" to the El Moore Writing Project. She is the founder, CEO, and Head Writer/Editor/Publisher/Marketer for three global companies headquartered at the Green Garage in Detroit, Michigan: Writing It Right For You (http://writingitrightforyou.com), Detroit Ink Publishing (http://detroitinkpublishing.com), and Your Business Your Brand Creatively (http://yb2csystem.com). She works with her husband, award-winning writer and journalist and musician, Keith A. Owens (http://keithaowens.com). Keith and Pam live in a 100-year-old home in the Historic Boston-Edison District a few miles north of the El Moore.

The El Moore Residents Meet the El Moore Lodge Guests

The El Moore, a fully and sustainably restored 1898 residential complex located at 624 W. Alexandrine in Midtown Detroit, includes a unique mixture of long-term leased apartments and short-term accommodations for guests to our wonderful city. Whether you plan to visit Detroit for one night or a couple of weeks, the El Moore Lodge offers …

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Walking Around the El Moore: Detroit Clothing Circle

The Midtown District of Detroit, located near Wayne State University, is known for its beautiful historic homes and multi-unit buildings, some of them dating back to the 19th century. Looking forward, Midtown and its businesses and residents are working hard to make Midtown and the surrounding Cass Corridor neighborhood into a walkable community. The El …

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Voices of Detroit: Janet Webster Jones, Owner, Source Booksellers

With all of the recent discussions about the “new” businesses and residents now populating Detroit, often overlooked are the “old” businesses and business people that have been here in Detroit for decades, fighting, striving, surviving, and even thriving against great odds. Some of those odds have very little to do with Detroit per se, but …

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Fred’s Key Shop: A Detroit Cass Corridor Institution

As a native Detroiter who grew up in the general West Grand Boulevard area near where the 1967 Detroit Rebellion began, I have deep and wonderful memories of those days in my beloved City. I remember all of the little stores and shops on 12th Street (now Rosa Parks Boulevard) and 14th Street and Linwood. …

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Walking Around the El Moore: Signature Exhibitions at the Detroit Historical Museum

As we admire the beautifully remodeled and restored El Moore building that is now 117 years old, we can be sure that it has seen a lot of Detroit history in and around the Cass Corridor and Midtown over the past century. The City of Detroit itself will celebrate the 314th anniversary of its founding, …

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Walking Around the El Moore: The Detroit Public Library Turns 150

The venerable Detroit Public Library (DPL) celebrates its 150-year anniversary this year; it was founded in 1865 in a single room of the old Capitol High School which was located at State and Griswold Streets downtown. When it opened, the DPL had a total collection of 5,000 printed and bound books. The Burton Historical Collection …

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