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Public Housing in Detroit, Michigan - Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects, Public Housing in Detroit, Jeffries Projects, Herman Gardens (Paperback) Loot Price: R269
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Chapters: Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects, Public Housing in Detroit, Jeffries Projects, Herman Gardens. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects is the largest residential housing project owned by the city of Detroit, located in the Brush Park section on the East Side of Detroit, Michigan near the Chrysler Freeway, Vernor Highway and St. Antoine Street. The housing project is named after Frederick Douglass, African American abolitionist, author, and reformer. It has undergone urban renewal. The complex was home to such notable figures as Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, Lily Tomlin, and Smokey Robinson during their early years. The claymation animated series The PJ's was based on the housing project as well. It was also seen in a screenshots for the movie Dreamgirls as well as D12's debut music video. RuPaul mentions the Brewster Projects in the intro of the 1992 song "Supermodel (You Better Work)." The Frederick Douglass apartments were built between 1942 and 1952 and designed by Harley, Ellington & Day of Detroit. The complex included two, 6-story low-rises completed in 1942, and six, 14-story high rises completed in 1952. The towers were part of the larger Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects, which included over 700 low-rise units named the Brewster Projects. The combined Brewster-Douglass Project was five city blocks long, and three city blocks wide, and housed anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 residents at its peak capacity. The Frederick Douglass Projects were built for the "working poor"; the Detroit Housing Commission required an employed parent for each family before establishing tenancy. As the Commission became less selective, crime became a problem in the 1960s and 1970s, and the projects eventually...http: //booksllc.net/?id=181550

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Llc • Books Group
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-56155-1
Barcode: 9781158561551
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LSN: 1-158-56155-5

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