Category Archives: Photos

The Historic GAR

By Jeffrey Buck This past Saturday, with the sun shinning , I took a trip down to see the progress of the GAR building up close. It was an overwhelming feeling to see such a gem being brought back to life. … Continue reading

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Mindfield at work on the GAR

By Jeffrey Buck If you haven’t read or perhaps driven by it, the Grand Army of the Republic Building, know as the GAR, is undergoing major restoration by a team put together by its future tenant and current owner, Mindfield USA. The … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – The Automobile

By Jeffrey Buck As Chrysler, Ford and General Motors continue to recover from the near meltdown of a few years back I’ve selected a few photographs that are automotive related. None of the photos were taken in Michigan but offer a glimpse … Continue reading

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Palms Building Photographs

By Jeffrey Buck I know this past week was a quiet week from the Woodward Spine but rest assured we have a lot of exciting content coming in the next few weeks. With that said I want to share with … Continue reading

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Grizzly Cubs Make Detroit Zoo Debut

By Jeffrey Buck Today at the Detroit Zoo is your first chance to see Mike, Thor and Boo. The three orphaned grizzly bears rescued late last year from Alaska are making their public debut today. After spending the winter months … Continue reading

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Historic Hecker-Smiley Mansion

By Jeffrey Buck Preservation Wayne (soon to be known as Preservation Detroit) held a tour of the historic Hecker-Smiley Mansion a couple of weekends ago. The former home of Col. Frank Joseph Hecker was designed by famed architect Louis Kamper … Continue reading

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The Way It Was, Part 2: More glimpses of Detroit’s history

By Jeffrey Buck Photographs play an integral role in preserving our history, regardless of the subject. Societies can change—sometimes for the better, but unfortunately also sometimes for the worse. A photograph can tell a story for both present and future … Continue reading

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