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Detroit History Features

Marsha Battle Philpot at Bert's Market Place

Hipster history: Unpacking the stories of metro Detroit's legendary cultural scenes

In an effort to savor the stories of our rich cultural past, but also to better understand our area today, we dug into the history of the vibrant scenes in Paradise Valley, the Cass Corridor, Ann Arbor, and Palmer Park.

Roger Margerum House

The 10 most interesting houses in Detroit

Detroit has its share of stunningly beautiful houses. It also has its share of interesting, unusual, and downright bizarre houses. We sent Anthony Lanzilote to photograph our 10 favorite. 

Collins giving a tour of the techno museum

How the North End became Detroit's home base for techno

The North End has been home to seminal Motown musicians, and local venues have hosted some of the great soul and R&B acts of all time. But it also has an important place in the history of techno music.

Roger Robinson

Reconnecting with their roots: The past, present, and future of Jewish life in the North End

The North End was once a vibrant hub of Jewish life until most of its population followed the path of others during the era of "white flight." Now, some younger Jews are reconnecting with their roots in the neighborhood. 

Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Food Security Network & D-Town Farms

What is the North End? An overview of the latest On the Ground neighborhood

To introduce the latest "On the Ground," series editor Imani Mixon provides a brief overview of the the people, history, and geography of the neighborhood she'll be covering: the North End. 
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