History

William C. Boydell and the development of Detroit industry

Adjoined to the venerable Cass Café is another relic from the area’s Gilded Age halcyon days. It is the home of William C. Boydell, one half of the Boydell Brothers. Born in Stafford, England in 1849, the Boydell family relocated to London, Ontario before finally settling in Detroit five years later. In 1876, William and …

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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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lodge update

Due to the spread of Covid-19, please note that the Lodge is accepting reservations from Michigan residents only at this time. We made this difficult decision with the safety of our community in mind. More details

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