Jefferson Chalmers

Text us your stories of life in Jefferson Chalmers

In January this year, Model D launched its latest On the Ground series in Jefferson Chalmers. Over the past two months, we've been publishing stories every week about the neighborhood's incredible people and institutions, as well as some of the changes that are underway through development and city planning. 

In the present, it's a time of great potential. But history imbues everything in Jefferson Chalmers, whether its the area's connection to automobiles, seminal music venues, or the changing border.

That's why, during a time of transformation, we think it's more important than ever to preserve and tell stories of the past. If you're a resident of Jefferson Chalmers, we're looking for your stories of life in the neighborhood. What was it like growing up there? What was the one moment when you realized how special a place it was? Who were the most interesting neighbors? 

Your story might become part of an article or have the opportunity to be told live at a community event. 

If you've got a story, the best way to let us know, is actually with your cell phone. We've partnered with GroundSource, a text messaging service that makes it easy to communicate with many people at once. 

Here's how it works:
  1. Text "history" to (313) 327-3530
  2. Respond to the prompts
  3. Let us know if there's another way we can reach you.

That's it! Our local journalist will then follow-up with more questions. 

If you'd like to get on our list to receive updates on articles, events, and other opportunities to connect in the Jefferson Chalmers community, enter your phone number here. You can opt out at any time. 

Thanks and we hope to hear from you soon.

This article is part of our "On the Ground" series, where a journalist reports from a dedicated neighborhood for weekly coverage. Support for this series is provided by the Kresge Foundation
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