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Make it a Detroit Weekend: Architecture

by Katie Lanski For everyone planning on attending the MHPN conference May 11-14, 2016, we hope you will consider making it a “Detroit Weekend” and extend your stay in the “D” so you can take in some of its great … Continue reading

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What Signs Say: Speaking the Language of Michigan’s Commercial Signage

By April Bryan Beyond business names and services rendered, commercial signage communicates much more. Sign features may suggest eras, indicate site use over time, and speak to local and national trends. But before discussing these larger concepts it is helpful … Continue reading

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Project Rebuild Roundtable with Congressman Dan Kildee

by Janet Kreger Twenty-five people gathered at Muskegon’s Lakeshore Museum Center on December 4 for a discussion with Congressman Dan Kildee about new legislation he proposes to draft and introduce. Dan spoke of “Project Rebuild” that he envisions being the … Continue reading

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Wood Columns Can Be Repaired: Save Them!

by James L. Hamilton, Boston Edison Historic District, Detroit, MI Columns are always a character defining feature in historic buildings. Keeping columns in good condition is essential for historic preservation. Columns can be maintained, repaired, and restored. If owners don’t … Continue reading

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#michiganplacesmatter: A Guide to Historical Road Trips Though the Peninsula State.

By Scott Slagor, MHPN Communications Committee Highways are dull. Even the most scenic of highways become monotonous after hours or, even minutes, and offer little insight to the communities they bypass. Have you ever found yourself wondering about the towns … Continue reading

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A thank you …

To my mentors and the Michigan Architecture Foundation As a young child, I grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by several acres of wooded space and wetlands, and I spent many hours hiking, riding my bike and building forts, enjoying … Continue reading

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Timber Frame Barn Building 101

If you were lucky enough to have attended the 33rd Annual Statewide Preservation Conference in Marquette last May you may have witnessed one of the best examples of team work ever demonstrated.  While I would love to claim it was … Continue reading

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