Construction Update: Week of July 14, 2014

The unusually cool and dry weather has provided pleasant working conditions for the crew working on the El Moore this week. Up on the roof, where cool breezes pour through the cabins, workers are installing new doorwalls and windows, providing spectacular views of the surrounding neighborhood. Weatherized metal siding is continuing to be added to …

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El Moore or E.L. Moore?

Imagine our surprise and delight when we happened upon this June blog post referencing the El Moore development in, of all places, a model railroad building blog called 30 Squares. What, we wondered, does model railroad building have to do with our sustainable rehab of a historic Detroit apartment building? It turns out that the answer’s all in the name. Our railroad …

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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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