Monday, June 30, 2014

WSU's Mackenzie Home at Risk?

Having already survived one demolition scare in 1975, the future of Wayne State University's David Mackenzie Home has again been called into question.

Wayne State recently announced a $48.6 million expansion of its Hilberry Theater.  The University plans on expanding the theater complex to occupy the entire block, raising questions about what will happen to the 1895 Queen Ann home.

There has been talk about moving the home to another lot in the neighborhood, but no official announcements have been made by the University at this time.

To find out more about the Mackenzie Home and its role in Detroit's preservation movement, check out this video about Preservation Detroit.

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