Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Wordsmith

St. Mary's School in Greektown

Recommended Posts

Is there anything going on with that building? I see a perfectly good girl's school building going to waste... Yes I realize that downtown's population (especially of school age children) might not support it at first but if you pull in kids from that stretch of Gratiot and beyond I could see some decent figures. Maybe that's just my hopeful heart tortuing me again. But it upsets me that Detroit's classical (and yes, elite) schools have either closed up shop or headed for the hills. Unless someone know's different...

WS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


According to the revised Greektown Casino expansion, the building would be renovated. The usage is unkown, but it would not be used for gaming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, the best I can do is this one:

It's the building right below the steeples of Olde Ste. Mary's.

It's where that guy always plays his guitar on the stairs.

P1010044_JPG.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never seen this said guy with guitar, perhaps because it's always cold or raining when I'm in Greektown... Maybe someone up there is trying to send me a message...?

That reminds me, I'm also interested in this old school building off Cass across the street from Burton Internation School. I just found it maybe a month ago and I'm kind of shocked that it managed to survive this long. The building looks like it's in great shape to be so obviously old. I'm not sure if it's in use as a school or not but given the proximity to Burton I don't think that's the case. Too bad I don't know the name of it.

WS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, the best I can do is this one:

It's the building right below the steeples of Olde Ste. Mary's.

It's where that guy always plays his guitar on the stairs.

P1010044_JPG.jpg

What building is the one behind the church and are those tress in the background or what? By the way, nice photo!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What building is the one behind the church and are those tress in the background or what? By the way, nice photo!!!!!

If you mean the high rise, that's 1300 East Lafayette in Lafayette Park.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, 1300 Laffayette is a Cooperative (rent to own).

The trees would either be Belle Isle or Canada. This is somewhat of a zoomed photograph.

You can also see the Harbortown Condo Tower peeking out on the right side of 1300.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's really a fantastic shot. The area looks like it should be so much more cozy right around the corner... But then the laws of nature are against us in Detroit.

WS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Until i saw the Ren Cen in the back i thought that picture could easily have been from New York or Chicago. Nice photo of a beautiful building.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the picture with the Greektown Water Tower in it. I don't know why, but it just does not seem like Detroit. That tower in Lafeyette Park is so nice. It's really lit up. I still can't figure out if that is Canada or what in the background?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.